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A history of war: The role of inter-group conflict in sex differences in aggression

  • Dominic D. P. Johnson (a1) and Mark van Vugt (a2)

Abstract

Human aggression has two important dimensions: within-group aggression and between-group aggression. Archer offers an excellent treatment of the former only. A full explanation of sex differences in aggression will fail without accounting for our history of inter-group aggression, which has deep evolutionary roots and specific psychological adaptations. The causes and consequences of inter-group aggression are dramatically different for males and females.

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A history of war: The role of inter-group conflict in sex differences in aggression

  • Dominic D. P. Johnson (a1) and Mark van Vugt (a2)

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