Winning Makes Us Aggressive

by Kathy Jones on  March 2, 2012 at 9:40 PM Lifestyle News
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A new study conducted by researchers at the Ohio State University has found that winning at something makes us become more aggressive, especially against the losers.
 Winning Makes Us Aggressive
Winning Makes Us Aggressive

Lead researcher Brad Bushman said that this was the first study that looked into the aggressive behavior of winners and losers.

Bushman said that while theoretically losers may become the biggest aggressors since they would have been angry on losing, research suggests that people who feel more powerful, for example when winning at something, may actually act more aggressively.

Writing in the report, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, Bushman said, "It seems that people have a tendency to stomp down on those they have defeated, to really rub it in. Losers, on the other hand, don't really act any more aggressively than normal against those who defeated them."


Source: Medindia

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