‘Women feel more anxiety from news reports on terror’

27.10.2011                      29.Tischrei. 5772

Neue Studie:

‘Women feel more anxiety from news reports on terror’

Researchers said the reason is gender socialization – women are “taught” to react to terrorism with more anxiety than men.

A new study has found that Israeli women respond to terrorism shown on TV with more anxiety than do men.
Researchers said the reason is gender socialization, that women are “taught” to react to it with more anxiety than men. Prof. Moshe Zeidner, one of the authors, said that exposure to TV coverage of terrorism causes women to “lose psychological resources much more than men, which leads to negative feelings and moodiness.”
The study, which will soon be published in the journal Anxiety, Stress & Coping, examined the differences in reactions between men and women in a controlled experiment environment….