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Brazil’s football warriors: Social bonding and inter-group violence

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Football-related violence (hooliganism) is a global problem. Previous work has proposed that hooliganism is an expression of social maladjustment. Here we test an alternative hypothesis, that hooliganism is typically motivated by a parochial form of prosociality, the evolutionary origins of which may lie in intergroup raiding and warfare. In a survey of Brazilian football fans (N = 465), results suggest that fan violence is fostered by intense social cohesion (identity fusion) combined with p...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2018.06.010

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; SAME
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University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
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Anthropology; SAME
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RES-060-25-467 0085
ES/J500112/1
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Evolution and Human Behavior Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
6
Pages:
675-683
Publication date:
2018-06-21
Acceptance date:
2018-06-17
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ISSN:
1090-5138
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pubs:859471
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uri:e40905b6-b661-4e23-a864-74272f2abd5d
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uuid:e40905b6-b661-4e23-a864-74272f2abd5d
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pubs:859471

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