Tuesday, August 7

Angry men get ahead while angry women penalized: study

A man who gets angry at work may well be admired for it but a woman who shows anger in the workplace is liable to be seen as "out of control" and incompetent, according to a new study.

This research, conducted by Victoria Brescoll, who is a post-doctoral scholar at Yale University, will be presented at the annual meeting of the research and teaching organization, Academy of Management.

To do this research, Brescoll had her study participants watch videos of men and women job candidates who used the same or similar scripts and she asked them to estimate each candidate's salary and status.

As Gloria Steinem once said, "The truth will set you free . . . but first it will piss you off." Here's to truth, freedom, and a little righteous anger.

LINK: Washington Post
LINK: Scientific American

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