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Human adaptations for the visual assessment of strength and fighting ability from the body and face
Selection in species with aggressive social interactions favours the evolution of cognitive mechanisms for assessing physical formidability (fighting ability or resource-holding potential). TheExpand
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Formidability and the logic of human anger
Eleven predictions derived from the recalibrational theory of anger were tested. This theory proposes that anger is produced by a neurocognitive program engineered by natural selection to useExpand
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Adaptations in humans for assessing physical strength from the voice
Recent research has shown that humans, like many other animals, have a specialization for assessing fighting ability from visual cues. Because it is probable that the voice contains cues of strengthExpand
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Face of a fighter: Bizygomatic width as a cue of formidability.
Humans can accurately extract information about men's formidability from their faces; however, the actual facial cues that inform these judgments have not been established. Here, through threeExpand
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Internal Regulatory Variables and the Design of Human Motivation: A Computational and Evolutionary Approach
Internal regulatory variables and the design of human motivation: A computational and evolutionary approach. Cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology both offer compelling visions of what theExpand
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Evolutionary psychology and criminal justice: A recalibrational theory of punishment and reconciliation
Exploitation the imposition of costs on another for one's own benefit was a major and ongoing adaptive problem during human evolution. What elements of the human mind evolved in response to theExpand
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The Importance of Physical Strength to Human Males
Fighting ability, although recognized as fundamental to intrasexual competition in many nonhuman species, has received little attention as an explanatory variable in the social sciences. MultipleExpand
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To punish or repair? Evolutionary psychology and lay intuitions about modern criminal justice.
We propose that intuitions about modern mass-level criminal justice emerge from evolved mechanisms designed to operate in ancestral small-scale societies. By hypothesis, individuals confronted with aExpand
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The Ancestral Logic of Politics
Over human evolutionary history, upper-body strength has been a major component of fighting ability. Evolutionary models of animal conflict predict that actors with greater fighting ability will moreExpand
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The recalibrational theory and violent anger
Abstract Anger is responsible for a large share of human aggressive acts, and yet most incidents of anger do not result in any aggressive behavior at all. To understand when and why an angryExpand
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