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 Aggressive Driver

By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor
Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on May 27, 2010

A new study by University of Montreal researchers suggests hyper-masculine men are driving risks.

Researchers gave the instruction to “Catch that car!” to 22 men sitting in a driving simulator. The more “macho” the man, the more risks he took on the road.

“Our hypothesis was that hyper-masculine drivers, often referred to as macho, were more likely to take risks in order to catch a car,” says Julie Langlois, lead researcher.

“We didn’t tell test subjects to disobey the law, yet they knew others had accomplished the same task in seven minutes.”

So what is a macho man?

Read in Full:  http://psychcentral.com/news/2010/05/27/macho-personality-tied-to-driving-issues/14134.html



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