Dimensions of environmental risk are unique theoretical constructs

Behav Brain Sci. 2017 Jan;40:e76. doi: 10.1017/S0140525X16000972.


Life history theory serves as the foundation for the CLimate, Aggression, and Self-control in Humans (CLASH) model of aggression. However, this model embodies several misunderstandings of life history constructs and principles. The CLASH model does not recognize that environmental harshness and environmental unpredictability are unique theoretical constructs, rendering predictions and implications from the model suspect.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Aggression*
  • Climate
  • Humans
  • Risk
  • Self-Control*
  • Violence