The relationship between self-reported menstrual symptomatology and aggression measured in the laboratory

Donald M. Dougherty, James M. Bjork, David Huang, F. Gerard Moeller

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This study investigated the relationship between the severity of self-reported menstrual cycle symptoms and a laboratory measure of aggression. Two groups of women were recruited, one group reporting low and one group reporting moderate to high perimenstrual symptoms. Scores from the Negative Affect subscale of the Menstrual Distress Questionnaire (MDQ) were used to define groups. Each of 40 subjects (20 high symptom and 20 low symptom) participated in three testing sessions of the

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)381-391
Number of pages11
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes


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