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Becoming cruel : appetitive aggression released by detrimental socialisation in former Congolese soldiers

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WEIERSTALL, Roland, Roos VAN DER HAER, Lilli BANHOLZER, Thomas ELBERT, 2013. Becoming cruel : appetitive aggression released by detrimental socialisation in former Congolese soldiers. In: International Journal of Behavioral Development. 37(6), pp. 505-513. ISSN 0165-0254. eISSN 1464-0651. Available under: doi: 10.1177/0165025413499126

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