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Competitiveness, risk taking, and violence: the young male syndrome
Abstract Sexual selection theory suggests that willingness to participate in risky or violent competitive interactions should be observed primarily in those age-sex classes that have experienced theExpand
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Life expectancy, economic inequality, homicide, and reproductive timing in Chicago neighbourhoods
Abstract In comparisons among Chicago neighbourhoods, homicide rates in 1988-93 varied more than 100-fold, while male life expectancy at birth ranged from 54 to 77 years, even with effects ofExpand
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Male sexual jealousy
Abstract Sexual jealousy functions to defend paternity confidence and is therefore expected to be a ubiquitous aspect of male psychology. Several lines of evidence confirm this expectation.Expand
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Evolutionary social psychology and family homicide.
Homicide is an extreme manifestation of interpersonal conflict with minimal reporting bias and can thus be used as a conflict "assay." Evolutionary models of social motives predict that geneticExpand
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Spousal Homicide Risk and Estrangement
Frequencies of homicide victimization of wives and husbands, while cohabiting and when separated, are reported for all spousal homicides known to the police in Canada (1974-1990), in New South Wales,Expand
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Familicide: The killing of spouse and children
A familicide is a multiple-victim homicide incident in which the killer's spouse and one or more children are slain. National archives of Canadian and British homicides, containing 109 familicideExpand
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Risk-taking, intrasexual competition, and homicide.
  • M. Daly, M. Wilson
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Nebraska Symposium on Motivation. Nebraska…
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WHO KILLS WHOM IN SPOUSE KILLINGS? ON THE EXCEPTIONAL SEX RATIO OF SPOUSAL HOMICIDES IN THE UNITED STATES*
A hitherto unremarked peculiarity of homicide in the United States is that women kill their husbands almost as often as the reverse. For every 100 US. men who kill their wives, about 75 women killExpand
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An Evolutionary Psychological Perspective on Male Sexual Proprietariness and Violence Against Wives
A particularly nasty b u s b d migbt hit his wife with the sharp edge of a machete or axe or shoot a barbed arrow into some nonvitrrl area, such as the buttocks or the leg. Aaother brutal p u n i s bExpand
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The man who mistook his wife for a chattel.
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