Answered By: Debra Budding
Last Updated: Jun 20, 2017     Views: 9

Hi Rasheed,

I would begin by doing some general, background information about men, women, and aggression and then begin creating research questions. See our Develop Research Questions guide, link below. You may want to incorporate double standards into this topic, such as are men and women perceived differently when it comes to assertiveness or aggression. Or perhaps you'll want to look at it from an evolutionary biology point of view. Doing background information can give you ideas for developing research questions.

Gale Virtual Reference Library has lots of information about aggression, what is is, what it means, and how this term applies to men and women and is a good place to gather background information. Also check out our research databases. Limit by subject (psychology and social sciences) and check out Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection as it has some evolutionary biology information about men, women, and aggressive behavior.

I hope this helps to get you started. Let me know if you need additional help!

Debra Budding,

Research Librarian