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Development of sex differences in physical aggression: The maternal link to epigenetic mechanisms

  • Richard E. Tremblay (a1) (a2) and Sylvana M. Côté (a3) (a2)

Abstract

As Archer argues, recent developmental data on human physical aggression support the sexual selection hypothesis. However, sex differences are largely due to males on a chronic trajectory of aggression. Maternal characteristics of these males suggest that, in societies with low levels of physical violence, females with a history of behavior problems largely contribute to maintenance of physical aggression sex differences.

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Development of sex differences in physical aggression: The maternal link to epigenetic mechanisms

  • Richard E. Tremblay (a1) (a2) and Sylvana M. Côté (a3) (a2)

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