More holes in social roles

Douglas Kenrick, Vladas Griskevicius

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3 Scopus citations


Given the strength of Archer's case for a sexual selection account, he is too accommodating of the social roles alternative. We present data on historical changes in violent crime contradicting that perspective, and discuss recent evidence showing how an evolutionary perspective predicts sex similarities and differences responding in a flexible and functional manner to adaptively relevant triggers across different domains.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)283-285
Number of pages3
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Aug 21 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience


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