An I3 Theory analysis of human sex differences in aggression

Eli J. Finkel*, Erica B. Slotter

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to JournalComment / Letter to the editorAcademic

Abstract

According to I3 Theory, individuals enact aggressive behaviors when (a) instigating triggers are severe, (b) impelling forces are strong, and/or (c) inhibiting forces are weak. Archer's analysis of human sex differences in aggression could be bolstered by a careful analysis of male-female discrepancies in reactivity (or exposure) to instigating triggers, proneness toward impelling forces, and/or proneness toward inhibiting forces.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume32
Issue number3-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

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