Novel status contests, archaic evolved psychologies

Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (2):231-231 (1999)
Women and men have evolved psychological traits adapted to different types of competition in the EEA (environment of evolutionary adaptedness). While women appear not to be as well adapted as men for violent status struggles, the decline of routine violence in status contests raises interesting questions about gender and status competition in contemporary societies.
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