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Dominance-driven political orientations predict political violence in non-WEIRD and WEIRD samples

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Dominance-driven political orientations predict political violence in non-WEIRD and WEIRD samples. / Bartusevicius, Henrikas; van Leeuwen, Florian; Petersen, Michael Bang.

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