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The nurture of nature: Social, developmental, and environmental controls of aggression

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 June 1998

Charles T. Snowdon
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706-1696 snowdon@macc.wisc.edu

Abstract

Evidence from many species suggests that social, developmental, and cognitive variables are important influences on aggression. Few direct activational or organizational effects of hormones on aggression and dominance are found in nonhuman primates. Female aggression and dominance are relatively frequent and occur with low testosterone levels. Social, cultural, and developmental mechanisms have more important influences on dominance and aggression than hormones.

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
© 1998 Cambridge University Press

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