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Violence in Men Caused by Unequal Wealth and Competition, Study Suggests

(Science Daily) Violence in men can be explained by traditional theories of sexual selection. In a review of the literature, Professor John Archer from the University of Central Lancashire … points to a range of evidence that suggests that high rates of physical aggression and assaults in men are rooted in inter-male competition…
Professor Archer suggests there are two key principles -- unequal wealth and a high ratio of sexually active men to women -- that may increase physical aggression and violence in young men.
Professor Archer says: "The research evidence highlights that societal issues such as inequality of wealth and competition between males may contribute to the violence we see in today's society."
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