The three elements of aggression: Human survival potential, norms, and provocation

Raphael Steinitz, Shimona Goldman

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Abstract

Adapting sociobiological concepts to human behavior, we define the new concept of Human Survival Potential. The concept enables us to understand the ultimate causes for competitive and aggressive behavior, leading naturally to a definition of aggression. We argue that the elements of aggression are: Human Survival Potential, Norms, and Provocation. The same three elements also constitute group aggression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-314
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Social and Evolutionary Systems
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)

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