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Why Girls Are So Mean

As any high school student knows, girls can be really mean.. almost animalistic in their viciousness. And so, when researchers went in search for what’s behind this behavior, they turned to the animal kingdom for answers.

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Social competition and selection in males and females

“During the latter half of the last century, evidence of reproductive competition between males and male selection by females led to the development of a stereotypical view of sex differences that characterized males as competitive and aggressive, and females as passive and choosy, which is currently being revised.”

Mean Girls: Women Evolved to Be Catty?

“The rumor spreading, shunning and backstabbing of “mean girls” may be a relatively accurate picture of women’s social interactions, one researcher says.”

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Mean girls: Scientists say women have evolved to be ‘indirectly aggressive’

“An authoritative study published by the Royal Society has explored the scientific basis for ‘competition and aggression’ between women, and found that they have most likely evolved to be mean to one another.”

Popularity Increases Aggression in Kids, Study Finds

“Popular kids – except those at the absolute top of the social ladder – are most likely to act aggressively toward other kids, a new study finds.”

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