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The Behavioural Biology of Aggression

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Behavioural Biology

  • Date Published: May 1988
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521347907

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  • The purpose of this book is to elucidate the general principles underlying animal aggression. Aggressive encounters occur even in very simple organisms, and are at the roots of human conflict. A general framework is provided by dividing forms of aggression according to their function - protection of the individual, offspring defence and competition. Within each functional group, the principles underlying the variety of aggressive behaviour in different species, the sexes and different life-cycle stages, are considered, and this is followed by a discussion of the mechanisms through which animals achieve the various functional ends. Aggression is viewed as one possible solution to a recurrent set of problems animals encounter in their natural environments. In any one case, the control and form of aggression are seen as the result of the interaction of past evolutionary environments, developmental influences and current circumstances.

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    • Date Published: May 1988
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521347907
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. The history and aims of aggression research
    2. A functional framework for the evolution of aggression
    3. Protective aggression: a functional analysis
    4. Mechanisms of protective aggression and their relation to function
    5. Parental aggression: a functional analysis
    6. Mechanisms of parental aggression and their relation to function
    7. Competitive aggression: a functional analysis
    8. Mechanisms of competitive aggression and their relation to function
    9. fighting strategies: game theory models
    10. Mechanisms of fighting strategies
    References
    Indices.

  • Author

    John Archer

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