Primate Social Conflict

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Examines conflict as a normal and recurrent feature of primate social life, emphasizing that the study of aggression and social conflict is important to understanding the basic processes that contribute to social order. The contributors--scientists with field and laboratory experience in anthropology, behavioral endocrinology, ethology, and psychology--go well beyond the usual view, which tends to equate social conflict with fights over food, mates, or social supremacy, and analyze the diverse manifestations and significance of conflict in a variety of case studies. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791412411
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/1993
  • Pages: 419

Table of Contents

1 Primate Social Conflict: An Overview of Sources, Forms, and Consequences 1
2 The Nature of Social Conflict: A Psycho-Ethological Perspective 13
3 The Evolution of Social Conflict among Female Primates 49
4 Social Conflict On First Encounters 85
5 Reconciliation among Primates: A Review of Empirical Evidence and Theoretical Issues 111
6 Social Conflict in Adult Male Relationships in a Free-Ranging Group of Japanese Monkeys 145
7 The Physiology of Dominance in Stable versus Unstable Social Hierarchies 171
8 Temperament and Mother-Infant Conflict in Macaques: A Transactional Analysis 205
9 Impact of Foraging Demands on Conflict within Mother-Infant Dyads 229
10 Coordination and Conflict in Callicebus Social Groups 253
11 Social Conflict in Two Monogamous New World Primates: Pairs and Rivals 291
12 Social Conflict and Reproductive Suppression in Marmoset and Tamarin Monkeys 331
13 Biological Antecedents of Human Aggression 373
14 Conflict as a Constructive Force in Social Life 387
Index 409
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