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Male aggressiveness as intrasexual contest competition in a cross-cultural sample

Carter, Tara-Lyn; Kushnick, Geoff


Sexual selection favors traits that increase mating and, thus, reproductive success. Some scholars have suggested that intrasexual selection driven by contest competition has shaped human male aggression. If this is the case, one testable hypothesis is that beliefs and behavior related to male aggression should be more prevalent in societies where the intensity and strength of sexual selection is higher. Measured by factors such as (a) the presence and scope of polygyny; (b) the number of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-05-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00265-018-2497-3


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