Human behaviour: Killer instincts

  title={Human behaviour: Killer instincts},
  author={Deann Jones},
What can evolution say about why humans kill - and about why we do so less than we used to? Dan Jones reports. 

Intraspecific Aggression: Humans and Hominids

  • Z. Jobbágy
  • Political Science
    International conference KNOWLEDGE-BASED ORGANIZATION
  • 2018
In order to better understand certain features of asymmetric warfare the author proposes a biological approach that takes advantage of recent discoveries in primate research.

The Biosocial Bases of Aggressivity and Aggressive Behavior

  • A. Markel
  • Psychology
    Neuroscience and Behavioral Physiology
  • 2018
This review provides a brief exposition of the biosocial bases of the formation and expression of aggressivity in human society. The main watershed in scientific discussions on the nature of human

An Essay on the Relationship of Warfare Ecology to General Ecology

Warfare represents not only tragedies for societies and casualties and suffering for people, but also a great menace to environmental health and most living organisms, and ecology can have a major role in warfare processes not only in terms of awareness and mitigation of the effects of warfare on people and living systems, butAlso by educating policy actors to preserve and conserve resources.

Becoming cruel

Appetitive aggression – a rewarding perception of the perpetration of violence – seems to be an adaptation common to adverse conditions. Children raised within armed groups may develop attitudes and

Social Status and the Desire to Resort to Violence: Using the Example of Uganda's Former Child Soldiers

Committing violent acts can be appealing, fascinating, exciting, and addictive (i.e., appetitive). Cultural settings that accept violence as a means to power and success promote this appetitive form

Lethal threshold : the evolutionary implications of Middle Pleistocene wooden spears

This thesis provides empirical data pertaining to the use of the earliest weapons in the archaeological record, which are a collection of plain wooden spears dating to the Middle Pleistocene. These

Social Status and the Desire to Resort to Violence : Using the Example of Uganda ’ s Former Child Soldiers ANSELM CROMBACH ,

Committing violent acts can be appealing, fascinating, exciting, and addictive (i.e., appetitive). Cultural settings that accept violence as a means to power and success promote this appetitive form

Biotische, psychische und soziale Bedingungen für Aggression und Gewalt

Kennen Mitteleuropaer heute Gewalt nur aus Nachrichten uber prugelnde Jugendliche, Terroranschlage oder Kriege ? Nein, oft auch personlich: Viele Kinder werden noch geschlagen, Madchen und Frauen

Is envy one of the possible evolutionary roots of charity?

Appetitive aggression in former combatants--derived from the ongoing conflict in DR Congo.



Comparative rates of violence in chimpanzees and humans

Preliminary data support Boehm’s hypothesis that chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and humans have similar rates of death from intraspecific aggression, whereas chimpanzees have higher rates of non-lethal physical attack.

The Coevolution of Parochial Altruism and War

It is shown that under conditions likely to have been experienced by late Pleistocene and early Holocene humans, neither parochialism nor altruism would have been viable singly, but by promoting group conflict, they could have evolved jointly.

Why do male chimpanzees defend a group range?

Sex, gender, and difference

This paper argues for the continuing use of a “sex differences” framework for organizing the authors' understanding of gender relations and gender hierarchy and uses a unique corpus of naturalistic data on aggressive human interactions both between and among men and women.

Modernization, Self-Control and Lethal Violence. The Long-Term Dynamics of European Homicide Rates in Theoretical Perspective

The present paper examines secular trends of homicide rates by means of a systematic re-analysis of all available quantitative studies on pre-modern homicide. The results confirm, first, that

Neural foundations to moral reasoning and antisocial behavior.

This review summarizes key findings from brain imaging research on both antisocial behavior and moral reasoning, and integrates these findings into a neural moral model of antissocial behavior.

Dysfunction in the neural circuitry of emotion regulation--a possible prelude to violence.

It is posited that impulsive aggression and violence arise as a consequence of faulty emotion regulation, and the prefrontal cortex receives a major serotonergic projection, which is dysfunctional in individuals who show impulsive violence.

Sex Differences in Aggression in Real-World Settings: A Meta-Analytic Review

Meta-analytic reviews of sex differences in aggression from real-world settings are described. They cover self-reports, observations, peer reports, and teacher reports of overall direct, physical,