Attack versus defense: A strategic rationale for role differentiation in conflict

Catherine Hafer

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    Abstract

    Is there a strategic mechanism that explains role-contingent differences in conflict behavior? I sketch a theory in which differences in optimal behavior for attackers and defenders arise under initially symmetric conditions through the dynamic accumulation of differences in the distributions of traits in the subpopulations of potential opponents.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)e123
    JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
    Volume42
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Aug 13 2019

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
    • Physiology
    • Behavioral Neuroscience

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    Attack versus defense : A strategic rationale for role differentiation in conflict. / Hafer, Catherine.

    In: The Behavioral and brain sciences, Vol. 42, 13.08.2019, p. e123.

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