This finding has
been replicated in a variety of studies over the years with researchers pointing to economic and evolutionary reasons. A recent study by Mara Mather and Nichole R Lighthall found that gender differences are amplified even further under stress. Male risk-taking tends to increase under stress, while female risk-taking tends to decrease under stress.
One reason is that there are gender differences in brain activity involved in computing risk and preparing for action. This seems to be an important f inding given the stressful nature of our work l ives today. Are men potentially too reckless and women too cautious in these scenarios? Perhaps, under stress, men and