February 2, 2018 Atis

In 2007, research by the University of Central Lancashire suggested that the Napoleon complex (described in terms of the theory that shorter men are more aggressive to dominate those who are taller than they are) is likely to be a myth. The study discovered that short men were less likely to lose their temper than men of average height. The experiment involved subjects dueling each other with sticks, with one subject deliberately rapping the other’s knuckles. Heart monitors revealed that the taller men were more likely to lose their tempers and hit back. University of Central Lancashire lecturer Mike Eslea commented that…

February 2, 2018 Atis

Why are small males aggressive? Lesley J Morrell,* Jan Lindström, and Graeme D Ruxton Division of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, Graham Kerr Building, Glasgow G12 8QQ, UK *Author and address for correspondence: Lesley J. Morrell, School of Biology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK (ku.ca.sdeel@llerrom.j.l). Keywords: fighting, aggression, Napoleon complex, game theory Read full article at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1564107/ Aggression is ubiquitous in the animal kingdom, whenever the interests of individuals conflict. In contests between animals, the larger opponent is often victorious. However, counter intuitively, an individual that has little chance of winning (generally smaller individuals)…