Human aggression in evolutionary psychological perspective.

  title={Human aggression in evolutionary psychological perspective.},
  author={David M. Buss and Todd K. Shackelford},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={17 6},

The nature of human aggression.

  • J. Archer
  • Biology, Psychology
    International journal of law and psychiatry
  • 2009

Aggression among men: An integrated evolutionary explanation

Human Sex Differences in Aggression Within an Evolutionary Model

This investigation used evolutionary theory and social learning theory to predict sex differences in human aggression. One hundred fifteen students estimated their frequency of aggression in the

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

Although neither status nor mating motives increased women's direct aggression, women did become more directly aggressive when motivated to compete for scarce resources, contributing to a broader understanding of the functional nature of aggressive behavior.

Sexual Selection and the Psychology of Intergroup Conflict

Intergroup conflict perpetrated by male aggressors throughout human evolutionary history is likely to have shaped psychological systems at the foundations of modern forms of intergroup conflict. We

Aggression and Violent Behavior Adaptations to avoid victimization

It is proposed that an antagonistic, coevolutionary arms race that has churned through the deep time of human evolutionary history has produced adaptations to strategically exploit others and defenses to avoid the costs of victimization.

What concerns men? Women or other men?: A critical appraisal of the evolutionary theory of sex differences in aggression

This paper critically evaluates the evolutionary proposition that men's greater aggressiveness is the result of male intra-sexual competition. For this purpose we review and discuss experimental

Expanding Evolutionary Psychology: toward a Better Understanding of Violence and Aggression

The “mainstream” evolutionary psychology model is currently under criticism from scientists of other persuasions wanting to expand the model or to make it more realistic in various ways. We argue

Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War

We review and discuss the evolutionary psychological literature on violence, homicide, and war in humans and nonhumans, and in doing so we argue that an evolutionary perspective can substantially

The Evolutionary History of Aggression and Ethnic Conflict: Why Polarization Fuels Hate and Violence

In this chapter the evolution of aggression is examined in relation to specific types or forms of conflict, including genocide, hate crimes, and extremism. Three specific theories addressing the



Sexual strategies theory: an evolutionary perspective on human mating.

A contextual-evolutionary theory of human mating strategies is proposed, hypothesized to have evolved distinct psychological mechanisms that underlie short-term and long-term strategies between men and women.

Individual differences and the trait of aggression

Aggression, as a variable of psychological study, has the hallmarks of a deeply ingrained personality trait. It is related to genetic and physiological factors; it emerges early in life but is

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

Evolutionary Psychology and Marital Conflict: The Relevance of Stepchildren

The specific focus of this chapter concerns one particular source of conflict between women and men in marital or marital-like relationships, namely the existence or presence of children from prior

Conflict between the sexes: strategic interference and the evocation of anger and upset.

  • D. Buss
  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1989
These studies provide modest support for the strategic conflict model and implicate the negative emotions of anger and upset as proximate mechanisms that alert men and women to strategic interference.

The Myth of Sexual Symmetry in Marital Violence

A currently fashionable claim is that violence against husbands is about as prevalent as violence against wives; spousal violence has been said to be symmetrical in its extent, severity, intentions,

Strategic self-promotion and competitor derogation: sex and context effects on the perceived effectiveness of mate attraction tactics.

In this article, 7 evolutionary hypotheses about the context-specific nature of mate attraction effectiveness were empirically tested and supported and confirmed the hypothesized link between the judged effectiveness ofmate attraction tactics used by one sex and the expressed mate preferences of the other.

The genetical evolution of social behaviour. I.