KOPS - The Institutional Repository of the University of Konstanz

Intergroup Aggression in Primates and Humans : The Case for a Unified Theory

Aufgrund von Vorbereitungen auf eine neue Version von KOPS, können kommenden Montag und Dienstag keine Publikationen eingereicht werden. (Due to preparations for a new version of KOPS, no publications can be submitted next Monday and Tuesday.)

Intergroup Aggression in Primates and Humans : The Case for a Unified Theory

Cite This

Files in this item

Files Size Format View

There are no files associated with this item.

CROFOOT, Margaret C., Richard W. WRANGHAM, 2010. Intergroup Aggression in Primates and Humans : The Case for a Unified Theory. In: KAPPELER, Peter M., ed., Joan B. SILK, ed.. Mind the Gap : Tracing the Origins of Human Universals. Berlin:Springer, pp. 171-195. ISBN 978-3-642-02724-6. Available under: doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-02725-3_8

@incollection{Crofoot2010Inter-46313, title={Intergroup Aggression in Primates and Humans : The Case for a Unified Theory}, year={2010}, doi={10.1007/978-3-642-02725-3_8}, isbn={978-3-642-02724-6}, address={Berlin}, publisher={Springer}, booktitle={Mind the Gap : Tracing the Origins of Human Universals}, pages={171--195}, editor={Kappeler, Peter M. and Silk, Joan B.}, author={Crofoot, Margaret C. and Wrangham, Richard W.} }

<rdf:RDF xmlns:dcterms="http://purl.org/dc/terms/" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/" xmlns:rdf="http://www.w3.org/1999/02/22-rdf-syntax-ns#" xmlns:bibo="http://purl.org/ontology/bibo/" xmlns:dspace="http://digital-repositories.org/ontologies/dspace/0.1.0#" xmlns:foaf="http://xmlns.com/foaf/0.1/" xmlns:void="http://rdfs.org/ns/void#" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#" > <rdf:Description rdf:about="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/46313"> <void:sparqlEndpoint rdf:resource="http://localhost/fuseki/dspace/sparql"/> <dcterms:available rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2019-07-10T13:07:15Z</dcterms:available> <dspace:isPartOfCollection rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/28"/> <dcterms:isPartOf rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/rdf/resource/123456789/28"/> <dcterms:title>Intergroup Aggression in Primates and Humans : The Case for a Unified Theory</dcterms:title> <dc:contributor>Crofoot, Margaret C.</dc:contributor> <dc:language>eng</dc:language> <dc:contributor>Wrangham, Richard W.</dc:contributor> <dc:date rdf:datatype="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema#dateTime">2019-07-10T13:07:15Z</dc:date> <bibo:uri rdf:resource="https://kops.uni-konstanz.de/handle/123456789/46313"/> <dcterms:issued>2010</dcterms:issued> <foaf:homepage rdf:resource="http://localhost:8080/jspui"/> <dc:creator>Wrangham, Richard W.</dc:creator> <dcterms:abstract xml:lang="eng">Human warfare and intergroup aggression among primates have traditionally been considered to be largely unrelated phenomena. Recently, however, chimpanzee intergroup violence has been proposed to show evolutionary continuities with war among small-scale societies because both systems involve interactions among temporary subgroups, deliberate attempts to hunt and maim, and demographically significant death rates. Here, we ask whether the functional similarities between intergroup aggression among humans and chimpanzees can be extended to troop-living primates. In most primates, patterns of intergroup aggression involve brief encounters among stable troops, rare violence, and almost no killing. Although they, therefore, show little behavioral resemblance to warfare, growing evidence indicates that intergroup dominance is adaptively important in primates because it predicts long-term fitness. This suggests that in all primates, including humans, individuals use coalitions to maintain or expand access to resources by dominating their neighbors. Thus, while the style of coalitionary aggression depends on each species’ evolutionary ecology, we propose that the essential functional reasons for intergroup competition are consistent across group-living primates and humans: strength in numbers predicts long-term access to resources.</dcterms:abstract> <dc:creator>Crofoot, Margaret C.</dc:creator> </rdf:Description> </rdf:RDF>

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Search KOPS


My Account