Sexual selection does not provide an adequate theory of sex differences in aggression

Alice H Eagly*, Wendy Wood

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Our social role/biosocial theory provides a more adequate account of aggression sex differences than does Archer's sexual selection theory. In our theory, these sex differences arise flexibly from sociocultural and ecological forces in interaction with humans' biology, as defined by female and male physical attributes and reproductive activities. Our comments elaborate our theory's explanations for the varied phenomena that Archer presents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)276-277
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume32
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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