Aggress to impress: hostility as an evolved context-dependent strategy.

@article{Griskevicius2009AggressTI,
  title={Aggress to impress: hostility as an evolved context-dependent strategy.},
  author={Vladas Griskevicius and Joshua M Tybur and Steven W. Gangestad and Elaine F Perea and Jenessa R. Shapiro and Douglas T. Kenrick},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2009},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={980-94}
}
Given the high costs of aggression, why have people evolved to act aggressively? Comparative biologists have frequently observed links between aggression, status, and mating in nonhuman animals. In this series of experiments, the authors examined the effects of status, competition, and mating motives on men's and women's aggression. For men, status motives increased direct aggression (face-to-face confrontation). Men's aggression was also boosted by mating motives, but only when observers were… CONTINUE READING
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