The evolution of hand: how we became warriors and boxers

It is well known that the anatomy of hand had a great impact on the human evolution, by allowing the creation and usage of complicated tools. For a long time it has been considered that the human hand, in its actual form, has been a result of creation and usage

The role of aggression in the lives of individuals, species and nations

Why do we see aggressive behavior in all animal species, including in humans? What is its usefulness? From an ethological point of view, aggression is a behavior which allows for a hierarchical status to be established within a group, facilitates the access to resources, allows one to defend against the

Cyberbullying, internet trolls and their psychopathic profile

The violence among teenagers is extremely widespread in almost every culture, including those from high-developed countries. And, along with the digitization of human communication with the help of the internet and social networks, the adolescent aggressiveness has acquired a new dimension. The bullying and the violence have been transferred into

Male aggression as a reproductive strategy

Origins of aggression can be better understood if viewed through the lens of sexual benefits that it provides. Combative behavior finds its justification in the need for males to protect their territory and resources, and to conquer the female and to reproduce – these are the adaptive and evolutionary significances

Sport and violence. Why some athletes behave aggressively?

“Titushky” (“титушки”) is a word which came thundering into the socio-political vocabulary of the former Soviet Union countries. In Ukraine, this word labeled young boxers and fighters, who were recruited from various sports around the country and were later mobilized and incited against opposition during the EuroMaidan, January 2014. These

Aggression in men. Social roles or evolutionary roots?

In almost every society men are the ones who are overwhelmingly involved in wars, in all kinds of intergroup aggressions and intragroup homicide; they mobilize themselves in armies of violent fans, in criminal gangs, in bands of thugs, etc. These observations are as old as the world and have allowed