Friends Shrink Foes

@article{Fessler2013FriendsSF,
  title={Friends Shrink Foes},
  author={D. M. Fessler and Colin Holbrook},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={797 - 802}
}
In situations of potential violent conflict, deciding whether to fight, flee, or try to negotiate entails assessing many attributes contributing to the relative formidability of oneself and one’s opponent. Summary representations can usefully facilitate such assessments of multiple factors. Because physical size and strength are both phylogenetically ancient and ontogenetically recurrent contributors to the outcome of violent conflicts, these attributes provide plausible conceptual dimensions… Expand
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