Competitiveness, risk taking, and violence: the young male syndrome

@article{Wilson1985CompetitivenessRT,
  title={Competitiveness, risk taking, and violence: the young male syndrome},
  author={M. Wilson and M. Daly},
  journal={Ethology and Sociobiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={6},
  pages={59-73}
}
  • M. Wilson, M. Daly
  • Published 1985
  • Psychology
  • Ethology and Sociobiology
  • 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 the most intense reproductive competition (fitness variance) during the species' evolutionary history, and in those individuals whose present circumstances are predictive of reproductive failure. Homicidal conflicts in the city of Detroit in 1972 are reviewed in the light of the above perspective… CONTINUE READING
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