chapter  7
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Adding Gender to Aggression Research: Incremental or Revolutionary Change?

This paper has its origins in a review of studies on "sex differences in aggression" by Frodi, Macaulay, and Thome (1977). These three reviewers were all trained in experimental social psychology, and were all, at that time, at a major research institution. Two other details are also relevant: All three authors are women, and we were writing during the time when our profession had just begun to discover that women's social behavior is not merely men's social behavior with more error variance.