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Machiavellian Intelligence II: Extensions and Evaluations / Edition 2

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Monkeys and apes use their intelligence to manipulate and outmanoeuvre others socially. The 'Machiavellian Intelligence Hypothesis' implies that it was for these social purposes that intelligence first developed, and was brought to fruition in humans. In 1988, Machiavellian Intelligence provided the groundwork for these ideas: in Machiavellian Intelligence II, they are evaluated empirically, and extended in many new directions. The book will be essential reading for all those interested in the behavioural sciences, primatology and evolution.
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"This new book will bring readers up to date with the most important developments, extending the scope of the original ideas and evaluating them empirically from different perspectives." Animal Cognition
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521550871
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Machiavellian intelligence 1
2 Friendships, alliances, reciprocity and repair 24
3 Why Machiavellian intelligence may not be Machiavellian 50
4 Social intelligence and success: Don't be too clever in order to be smart 86
5 Minding the behaviour of deception 112
6 The Machiavellian mindreader 144
7 Exploiting the expertise of others 174
8 Primates' knowledge of their natural habitat: As indicated in foraging 207
9 Evolution of the social brain 240
10 The modulatory of social intelligence 264
11 The Technical Intelligence hypothesis: An additional evolutionary stimulus to intelligence? 289
12 Protean primates: The evolution of adaptive unpredictability in competition and courtship 312
13 Egalitarian behaviour and the evolution of political intelligence 341
14 Social intelligence and language: Another Rubicon 365
Index 397
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