Year: 1973 Source: Psychological Reports, v.33, no.1, (1973), p.298 SIEC No: 19832918

Individual acts of outward directed violence are related to the political stability of nations. Bearing in mind the temporal stability of national homicide rates, one might follow the logic of Lynn and propose the existence of a national character trait of outwardly directing aggression (perhaps a result of poor impulse control) which causes the nations to turn to civil war and the members of the nations to murder one another.