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Laura Praill 13P1 09/12/13




Describe and evaluate evolutionary explanations of aggression (24m)
Looking at aggression as an evolutionary response means using evolutionary psychology,
suggesting that the reason aggression arose was due to natural selection. An issue our ancestors
once face which could be eliminated by evolving a particular behaviour and…

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Laura Praill 13P1 09/12/13




It is not often, however, that a female kills a partner. Uxorocide (wifekilling) is thought to be an
unintended outcome of an evolutionary adaption (aggression) that was designed for control, yet
resulted in death. Murder couldn't have evolved as a strategy unless it was associated with…

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