Sex differences in aggression: phylogenetic and enculturation perspectives

Ethos Vol/Iss. 4(1) University of California Press Berkeley, Calif. Published In Pages: 57-72
By Rohner, Ronald P.


This article presents evidence suggesting that sex differences in aggression are universal, but that the differences are also highly susceptible to experiential modification. Following a “phylogenetic perspective” that emphasizes the interaction of genotype and experience, the author finds that boys are on average more aggressive than girls but adult males as a group are not significantly more aggressive than women.

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