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Dimensions of environmental risk are unique theoretical constructs

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  11 May 2017

Nicole Barbaro
Affiliation:
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309 nmbarbar@oakland.edu shackelf@oakland.edu www.nicolebarbaro.com www.toddkshackelford.com
Todd K. Shackelford
Affiliation:
Oakland University, Rochester, MI 48309 nmbarbar@oakland.edu shackelf@oakland.edu www.nicolebarbaro.com www.toddkshackelford.com

Abstract

Life history theory serves as the foundation for the CLimate, Aggression, and Self-control in Humans (CLASH) model of aggression. However, this model embodies several misunderstandings of life history constructs and principles. The CLASH model does not recognize that environmental harshness and environmental unpredictability are unique theoretical constructs, rendering predictions and implications from the model suspect.

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