Violence, Teenage Pregnancy, and Life History

@article{Copping2013ViolenceTP,
  title={Violence, Teenage Pregnancy, and Life History},
  author={Lee T. Copping and Anne Campbell and Steven J. Muncer},
  journal={Human Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={137-157}
}
Guided by principles of life history strategy development, this study tested the hypothesis that sexual precocity and violence are influenced by sensitivities to local environmental conditions. Two models of strategy development were compared: The first is based on indirect perception of ecological cues through family disruption and the second is based on both direct and indirect perception of ecological stressors. Results showed a moderate correlation between rates of violence and sexual… 

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