From vigilance to violence: Tactics of mate retention in American undergraduates

@article{Buss1988FromVT,
  title={From vigilance to violence: Tactics of mate retention in American undergraduates},
  author={David M. Buss},
  journal={Ethology and Sociobiology},
  year={1988},
  volume={9},
  pages={291-317}
}
  • D. Buss
  • Published 1 September 1988
  • Psychology
  • Ethology and Sociobiology

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