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English citations of male answer syndrome
- 1986, Hurt, Sam, The Mind's Eyebeam, Kansas City: Andrews, McMeel & Parker, →ISBN, OL 2746136M, page 72:
- Eyebeam: What do you mean, I have “male answer syndrome”?
Sally: It’s the compulsion to provide an answer to any question, even if it means resorting to pure speculation.
Eyebeam: I knew that…
Sally: It’s a very widespread phenomenon.
Beth: I wonder what causes it?
Eyebeam: Cause? Well, society has chosen male role models who always exhibit total control… If a male says “I don’t know”, he’s admitting to conversational helplessness and failing to live up to that societal standard…
Sally: Pretty pitiful, huh?
Beth: …And I always thought they learned it all in “shop”.”
- 1989 December 11, Lazar, Jerry; William Terdoslavich, “Random access”, in Computer System News:
- The inability of the American male to respond "I don't know" to a question has been dubbed by its discoverer Male Answer Syndrome. Wall Street — as well as the computer industry — is rife with sufferers of MAS. Can this dread affliction be treated?
- 1992 January/February, Campbell, Jane, “Male Answer Syndrome: Why Men always have opinions, even on subjects they know nothing about”, in Utne Reader, ISSN 8750-0256, page 107:
- His brow will furrow; he will purse his lips thoughtfully. “It’s interesting that you mention that...,” he will begin, and then he will come up with something— probably nothing remotely feasible, but something.
This behavior— the chronic answering of questions regardless of actual knowledge is known as Male Answer Syndrome.
- 1992 February 9, Godden, Jean, “Males Have the Answers, Even if They Don't”, in The Seattle Times, ISSN 0745-9696:
- Will you get an answer? Chances are, you will. The male friend is exhibiting behavior known as Male Answer Syndrome. It's the compulsion by many individuals (mostly men, but sometimes women) to answer questions readily, regardless of knowledge.
- 1994 March, Lundeberg, Mary A.; Paul W. Fox, Judith Punćcohaŕ, “Highly confident but wrong: Gender differences and similarities in confidence judgments”, in Journal of Educational Psychology, volume 86, number 1, DOI:10.1037/0022-06220.127.116.11, pages 114-121:
- Indeed, a growing recognition of this tendency toward male overconfidence in wrong answers was labeled “the male answer syndrome” in a recent popular magazine and attempted to explain “why men always have opinions even on subjects they know nothing about” (Campbell, 1992).
- 2001 Autumn, Barnes, David W., “Too Many Probabilities: Statistical Evidence of Tort Causation”, in Law and Contemporary Problems, volume 64, number 4, Duke University School of Law, JSTOR 1192295, page 194:
- “Male Answer Syndrome” (“M.A.S.”) describes a subject’s exaggerated willingness to answer (or inability to resist the impulse to answer) factual questions regardless of the subject’s lack of knowledge of the relevant phenomena or circumstances.
- 2002 June 27, Kendall, Lori, Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online, University of California Press, →ISBN, OL 7711254M, page 76:
- Like most statements on BlueSky that call attention to norms of masculinity, accusations of male answer syndrome tend to be offered and taken in good humor.
- 2011 October 25, Young, Valerie, The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, New York: Crown Business, →ISBN, OL 25220291M, page 201:
- Psychologists at Southwestern University sought to determine whether such a thing as male answer syndrome actually exists.