Human cruelty is rooted in the reinforcing effects of intraspecific aggression that subserves dominance motivation

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Abstract

Intraspecific aggression (IA), in service to dominance, has far deeper roots in animal behavior and human evolution than does predation. The reinforcing properties of such aggression are most likely to be a major source of human cruelty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-237
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2006

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