Sex, aggression, and life history strategy

Aurelio José Figueredo, Paul Robert Gladden, Barbara Hagenah Brumbach

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We agree that sexual selection is a more comprehensive explanation for sex differences in direct aggression than social role theory, which is an unparsimonious and vestigial remnant of human exceptionalism. Nevertheless, Archer misses several opportunities to put the theoretical predictions made by himself and by others into direct competition in a way that would further the interests of strong inference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)278
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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