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Outline and evaluate evolutionary explanations of human aggression.

One evolutionary psychologist's who investigated the causes of aggression was Lorenz.
He argued that aggression is adaptive, and is the same in both humans and animals, for
example aggressive behaviour can often occur over food, mating and territory. Lorenz also
proposes that…

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lack effective ways of responding to jealousy, which can often result in violent behaviour.
Archer supports this claim, by saying that direct or indirect aggression is the most common
response to jealousy. Males use direct physical aggression, whereas females use verbal,
psychological indirect aggression.
The evolutionary perspective therefore claims that…

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