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Some people just want to watch the world burn: The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'

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Some people just want to watch the world burn : The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'. / Arceneaux, Kevin; Gravelle, Timothy B.; Osmundsen, Mathias; Petersen, Michael Bang; Reifler, Jason; Scotto, Thomas J.

I: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, Bind 376, Nr. 1822, 20200147, 04.2021.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisTidsskriftartikelForskningpeer review

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Arceneaux, K, Gravelle, TB, Osmundsen, M, Petersen, MB, Reifler, J & Scotto, TJ 2021, 'Some people just want to watch the world burn: The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, bind 376, nr. 1822, 20200147. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0147

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Arceneaux, K., Gravelle, T. B., Osmundsen, M., Petersen, M. B., Reifler, J., & Scotto, T. J. (2021). Some people just want to watch the world burn: The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 376(1822), [20200147]. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0147

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Arceneaux K, Gravelle TB, Osmundsen M, Petersen MB, Reifler J, Scotto TJ. 2021. Some people just want to watch the world burn: The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 376(1822):Article 20200147. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0147

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Arceneaux, Kevin o.a.. "Some people just want to watch the world burn: The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2021. 376(1822). https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0147

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Arceneaux K, Gravelle TB, Osmundsen M, Petersen MB, Reifler J, Scotto TJ. Some people just want to watch the world burn: The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2021 apr;376(1822). 20200147. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0147

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Arceneaux, Kevin ; Gravelle, Timothy B. ; Osmundsen, Mathias ; Petersen, Michael Bang ; Reifler, Jason ; Scotto, Thomas J. / Some people just want to watch the world burn : The prevalence, psychology and politics of the 'Need for Chaos'. I: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 2021 ; Bind 376, Nr. 1822.

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