Punishment, proprietariness, and paternity : Men's violence against women from an evolutionary perspective

  title={Punishment, proprietariness, and paternity : Men's violence against women from an evolutionary perspective},
  author={Aaron T Goetz and T. Shackelford and G. A. Romero and Farnaz Kaighobadi and Emily J. Miner},
  journal={Aggression and Violent Behavior},
  • Aaron T Goetz, T. Shackelford, +2 authors Emily J. Miner
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Aggression and Violent Behavior
  • In this article, we use an evolutionary perspective to examine intimate partner violence, focusing on men's violence against women. Previous examinations of intimate partner violence have typically used a proximate level of analysis, emphasizing the immediate, non-evolutionary causes of intimate partner violence. Complementing this approach, an evolutionary perspective offers an understanding of how such psychology and behavior could have arisen via natural selection. Here, we argue that (1… CONTINUE READING
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