Thu, 24 May 2012 08:02:30 GMT | By AFPRelaxnews, Updated by Simone Camy

Study finds stress makes men social, not angry

A new study finds that men may cope with stress similiarly to women: through social ties.


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(Relaxnews) - When it comes to stress, it's been a long-held belief that men either fight or flee, while women rely on their social ties for support. But a new study on stress claims to debunk that theory, finding that stress actually makes men trusting and social, and not so different from women after all.

While previous research has found that men take a "fight-or-flight" approach when feeling stressed, a study published last week in the journal Psychological Science finds that men lean on social bonds to cope.

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