Men Are Less Thrilling, Less Exciting Then They Used To Be, Study Says

Cassie Boss - Author

Aug. 30 2013, Updated 8:43 a.m. ET

The desire for thrilling activities and more adventure has decreased in men according to new research.

A team from the school of psychology and neuroscience at the University of St Andrews discovered that men are less willing to take part in physical challenges according to Herald Scotland.

Researchers focused on the sensation-seeking personality trait which has been described by the university as the desire to pursue novel or intense experiences even if this involves risk.

According to BBC News, part of the research was to look at how being a man or a woman affects social behavior.

The report continues on to say that the researchers said the study supported the idea that some differences between the sexes had narrowed because of cultural changes.

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The Herald Scotland stated that a sensation seeking scale, version V (SSS-V) questionnaire was used to find out if people were willing to try various activities.

Lead researcher, Dr Kate Cross, stated that there are a variety of different reasons as to why men have lost their thrill seeking desire.

One of the factors they picked up on was because people where less physically fit.

Dr Cross said, “The decline in the sex difference in thrill and adventure-seeking scores could reflect declines in average fitness levels, which might have reduced people’s interest in physically-challenging activities.”

The Inquisitr recently reported on another study, this one on blueberries.

According to the report, eating a handful of blueberries could cut your risk for developing diabetes, according to a new study published in the British Medical Journal.

The report continued on to say that eating more fruit, particularly blueberries but also apples and grapes, reduces one’s risk of developing Type-2 diabetes.

Physical fitness and a healthy diet can play a big role in different parts of our lives.

The research done by Dr. Cross suggests that fitness could be a big reason behind the fact that men are becoming less thrill seeking.

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