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The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill

Posted: January 1, 2005

Dr. David Buss, an evolutionary psychologist at The University of Texas at Austin and author of the just-published “The Murderer Next Door: Why the Mind is Designed to Kill” has conducted an unprecedented set of studies investigating the underlying motives and circumstances of murders, from those of serial killers to the perfectly friendly next-door neighbor who one day commits murder. Read more...

“Killing is fundamentally in our nature because over the eons of human evolution murder was so surprisingly beneficial in the intense game of reproductive competition"...David Buss, The Murderer Next Door: Psychologist explores the circumstances and motives that push people to kill

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