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The CLASH model in broader life history context

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2017

Jeffry A. Simpson
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455simps108@umn.eduhttps://cla.umn.edu/about/directory/profile/simps108
Vladas Griskevicius
Affiliation:
Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455. vladasg@umn.eduhttp://carlsonschool.umn.edu/faculty/vlad-griskevicius

Abstract

In this commentary, we address two questions: (1) Is the drive in many young men to gain status and amass resources, which frequently entails direct competition with members of outgroups, one of the key variables underlying the CLASH model? (2) Why is there so much variation in reactive aggression/violence between people living in the same environment?

Type
Open Peer Commentary
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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2017 

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