Women take risks to help others to stay alive

Alice H. Eagly*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Evidence that women voluntarily expose themselves to some threats more than men do challenges the generalizability of the claim that women exceed men in self-protective responses. Examples include women's higher rates of living organ donation and rescuing Jews during the holocaust. In general, women's efforts to keep other people alive can take precedence over their efforts to protect themselves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere135
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
StatePublished - Jul 25 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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