360° Coverage : Wide-faced men tend to be more aggressive

1 Updates
Wide-faced men tend to be more aggressive
Photo Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI, Getty Images

Wide-faced men tend to be more aggressive

Feb 15 2013, 3:58am CST | by

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Wide-faced men tend to act more aggressively and also make racist remarks, says a new study.

London, Feb 15 — Wide-faced men tend to act more aggressively and also make racist remarks, says a new study. This facial shape has been shown to indicate higher than average testosterone levels,...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Wide-faced men tend to be more aggressive

Feb 15 2013, 3:58am CST | by

London, Feb 15 (IANS) Wide-faced men tend to act more aggressively and also make racist remarks, says a new study.

London, Feb 15 — Wide-faced men tend to act more aggressively and also make racist remarks, says a new study.

This facial shape has been shown to indicate higher than average testosterone levels, linked to more aggressive behaviour.

Researchers from the University of Delaware, US, led by Eric Hehman, believe that wide-faced men are less likely to bow to social pressure, the journal Psychological Science reports.

Hehman, now at Dartmouth College, US, who led the study, said: "Racial prejudice is such a sensitive issue and there are societal pressures to appear non-prejudiced."

"More dominant individuals might care less about appearing prejudiced, or exercise less self-regulation with regard to reporting those prejudices, should they exist," adds Hehman, according to the Daily Mail.

Researchers asked male participants about their willingness to express racist beliefs and about the pressure they feel to adhere to societal norms. They compared their answers to photographs of them, which included a measurement of their facial width-to-height ratio (fWHR).

The results revealed that men who had wider and shorter faces were more likely to express racially prejudiced remarks and were less concerned about how they were perceived by others.

The scientists stressed the results did not necessarily show the men were more prejudiced - rather that they were more likely to express these beliefs if they had them.

"Not all people with greater fWHRs are prejudiced, and not all those with smaller fWHRs are non-prejudiced. You could think about it as a 'side effect' of social dominance - men with greater fWHR may not care as much about what others think of them," says Hehman.

IANS

Source: IANS

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Nigerian parliament approves $1 bn loan to fight Boko Haram
Lagos, Oct 23 (IANS) The Nigerian House of Representatives Wednesday approved President Goodluck Jonathan's request to borrow not more than one billion dollars to tackle the security challenges facing the country.
 
 
Kenya to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola
Nairobi, Oct 23 (IANS) Kenya has plans to train 30,000 health workers on Ebola screening, prevention, control and case management, the health ministry said Wednesday.
 
 
Germany pledges additional five mn euros to fight Ebola
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany Wednesday said it would provide over five million euros ($6 million) in additional funds to promote Ebola research.
 
 
Indian-origin student named America's Top Young Scientist
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Sahil Doshi, a 14-year-old Indian-American student has won the 2014 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge for his innovative, eco-friendly battery design that could help lower harmful greenhouse gases.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

European Champions League standings
Paris, Oct 22 (IANS) Following are the European Champions League standings for Groups E to H after Tuesday's matches (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, against, points), according to Xinhua...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Rogerio set to break Giggs world record
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 22 (IANS) Sao Paulo goalkeeper Rogerio Ceni is one victory away from earning his fourth Guinness World Record by eclipsing a mark held by Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs. The 41-year-old will...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ryan Reynolds can't keep his hands off Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds was ''really sweet'' to Blake Lively at the Angel City Ball. The couple, who got married in September 2012, made their first red carpet appearance together in New York City on Monday night (10.20.14) since...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kris Jenner doesn't know who Bruce Jenner is dating
Kris Jenner has ''no idea'' whether Bruce Jenner is dating her best friend. The 58-year-old reality TV star, who split from the Olympic gold medallist last October after 23 years of marriage, claims she doesn't know if...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
When Rihanna dressed like 'Harry Potter'
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) Singer Rihanna was spotted here in a Harry Potter style costume. She wore the wizard-like get-up while heading for a business meal here Monday, reports mirror.co.uk. The 26-year-old combined a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Germany raises humanitarian aid to Iraq
Berlin, Oct 22 (IANS) Germany has pledged a further 20 million euros (about 25.5 million dollars) in humanitarian aid to Iraq, the foreign ministry said in a statement Tuesday. The additional funds are immediately...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India calls on Israel, Palestine to resume peace process
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) India has called upon Israelis and Palestinians to resume the peace process as "dialogue remains the only viable option" to address the issues confronting the region. In a brief statement...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Airstrikes help ground forces fight IS: Pentagon
Washington, Oct 22 (IANS) Kurdish forces are in control of the majority of the Syrian city of Kobane despite efforts by the Islamic State (IS) to take the town, a spokesperson for US defence department said Tuesday....
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Palestine, Israel urged at UN to halt unilateral initiatives
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon Tuesday called on Palestine and Israel to overcome differences and halt unilateral initiatives that fuel mistrust, so as to pursue long-term stability in...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
China urges Israel to create conditions for peace
United Nations, Oct 22 (IANS) Chinese government has called on Israel to create necessary conditions for the resumption of peace talks with Palestine. At an open debate of the Security Council on the situation of the...
Read more on Politics Balla