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young male syndrome

the propensity of males in their mid- to late teens and twenties, and particularly those who are unmarried and unemployed, to engage in violent altercations to resolve seemingly trivial matters, to “save face,” to harm a rival, or otherwise to enhance their social status. Young men in this age group are also more likely to participate in high-risk behaviors, such as driving at high speeds or taking illicit drugs. [described in 1985 by Canadian psychologists Margo Wilson (1942–2009) and Martin Daly (1944–  )]

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