Evolutionary social psychology and family homicide.

@article{Daly1988EvolutionarySP,
  title={Evolutionary social psychology and family homicide.},
  author={M. Daly and M. Wilson},
  journal={Science},
  year={1988},
  volume={242 4878},
  pages={
          519-24
        }
}
  • M. Daly, M. Wilson
  • Published 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • 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 genetic relationship will be associated with mitigation of conflict, and various analyses of homicide data support this prediction. Most "family" homicides are spousal homicides, fueled by male sexual proprietariness. In the case of parent-offspring conflict, an evolutionary model predicts variations in the risk… CONTINUE READING
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