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Discuss one or more evolutionary explanations of group display in humans.
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In spots, xenophobia is an evolutionary explanation of group displays of aggression because natural
selection favours genes that make humans more altruistic towards members of their own group, yet
intolerant towards outsiders. It would…

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Research support for the sexual selection explanation is supported by Palmer et al who found that
youth street gang members have more sexual partners than other males.
This research into the sexual selection theory is reliable because it's also found in other settings, for
instance Van Gugt also found that…




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