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severity of conflict on the vertical axis, and population ratio on the horizontal axis. A scatterplot.
The relationship between population ratio (males aged 15 to 29 years per 100 males aged over 30 years) and conflict severity (death toll per million population per year) from 1980 to 1993 on a logarithmic scale. ( Adapted from Mesquida and Wiener 1995 )

severity on the vertical axis, and population ratio on the horizontal axis. A scatterplot.
The relationship between the 1989 population ratio (males aged 15 to 29 years per 100 males aged over 30 years) and severity of conflict (total death toll per million population) from 1989 to 1993 on a logarithmic scale. (Adapted from Mesquida and Wiener 1995)

How does testosterone affect aggression?

Although this chapter focuses on ultimate causes of human warfare, it is just as important to examine proximate causes in order to fully understand the nature of human aggression, such as the relationship between testosterone and aggression. Testosterone is the sex androgen believed to be responsible for masculine characteristics, and since females tend to have lower levels of testosterone as well as aggression, testosterone is assumed to have a causal relationship with aggressive behavior. In non-human animals, the hormone is known to be related to aggressiveness, and some studies have found a weak, positive relationship between testosterone levels and aggressiveness in humans as well (Book, Starzyk, and Quinsey 2001; Archer 1991). Testosterone levels have been shown to rise in males before engaging in competitive sports (Mazur and Booth 1998), and levels of testosterone can predict aggression in preschool boys (Sanchez-Martin, Fano, Ahedo, Cardas, Brain, and Azpiroz 2000). However, since studies in humans have largely been corrlational (Archer 1991), the exact nature of the relationship of testosterone in aggressive behavior in humans remains unclear.

Resource competition theory: why do males commit coalitionary violence?

The resource competition theory of coalitionary aggression posits that individual male participants involved in coalitionary acts of aggression gain fitness through an increased access to fitness-enhancing resources, as women prefer to mate with men who are able to provide themselves and potential offspring with these resources (Buss 1989). In this model, aggressive acts may increase fitness either when resources are under the control of a competitor, wherein an aggressor would increase fitness by gaining access to the resource, or when access to a resource is threatened by a competitor, wherein an aggressor avoids a fitness loss by limiting competition (Durham 1976; Buss and Shackelford 1997). Additionally, coalitions of men may also directly compete for access to women; for example, among the Yanomamo tribes have been recorded to raid neighboring groups and kidnap reproductive-aged females (Chagnon 1983 cited by Buss and Shackelford 1997).

In order to determine whether groups of males are more likely to compete over resources or females, researchers Manson and Wrangham hypothesized that when resources are easily monopolized, conflict will likely occur over these resources. However, in circumstances where essential resources are not easily monopolized, conflict will likely occur over females themselves. To ensure that resources are in fact related to reproductive fitness, the researchers also hypothesized that in situations where resources are easily monopolized, the accumulation of wealth will be associated with polygyny , whereas when resources are not easily monopolized, polygyny will correlate with other factors, such as social ranking or ability to defend family. To test this theory, the researchers analyzed the anthropological literature for ethnographic accounts of autonomous societies dependent on hunting and foraging that at least occasionally engaged in warfare. The researchers recorded whether the societies fought over resources or females, whether resources were easily monopolized, and whether polygyny and wealth were related. Results were consistent with predictions (see [link] and [link] ) (Manson and Wrangham 1991).

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Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
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what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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