The sociobiology of sociopathy: An alternative hypothesis

Wim E. Crusio
Behav. Brain Sci.. 2004-02-01; 27(01):
DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X04220040

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Mealey argued that sociopathy is an evolutionary stable strategy subject to frequency-dependent selection – high levels of sociopathy being advantageous to the individual if population-wide frequencies of it are low, and vice versa. I argue that at least one alternative hypothesis exists that explains her data equally well. Alternative hypotheses must be formulated and tested before any theory can be validated.

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