Evolutionary, psychological, environmental, and genetic processes suggest that men are both riskier (as defined by the willingness to take risks) and more aggressive (as defined by hostile, violent behavior or attitudes directed toward another, as well as the readiness to attack or confront).
From an evolutionary perspective, aggression and risk taking are ubiquitous across human societies and are crucial for the evolution of behavior, especially for human males (Bowles 2009). Human nature is in many ways the product of natural selection, and as a result, the traits and behaviors that helped men survive and prosper in hunting-gathering societies still exert powerful influences in the modern world; for the reproductive- and territorial-based motivations that drive men to take stock market risks or fight for the attention of females rest upon the reproductive- and territorial-based motivations to be...
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Knoblach, R.A. (2019). Men Riskier, More Aggressive. In: Shackelford, T., Weekes-Shackelford, V. (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-16999-6_1674-1
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