Impelling and Inhibitory Forces in Aggression: Sex-of-Target and Relationship Effects

  title={Impelling and Inhibitory Forces in Aggression: Sex-of-Target and Relationship Effects},
  author={A. Davidovi{\'c} and Kurt Bell and Colin Ferguson and Elizabeth Gorski and Anne Campbell},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={3098 - 3126}
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