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Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals : The Great Game of Life - Hermann

Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals

The Great Game of Life

By: Hermann

Paperback Published: 15th November 2016
ISBN: 9780128053720
Number Of Pages: 396

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Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals: The Great Game of Life examines human nature and the influence of evolution, genetics, chemistry, nurture, and the sociopolitical environment as a way of understanding how and why humans behave in aggressive and dominant ways. The book walks us through aggression in other social species, compares and contrasts human behavior to other animals, and then explores specific human behaviors like bullying, abuse, territoriality murder, and war. The book examines both individual and group aggression in different environments including work, school, and the home. It explores common stressors triggering aggressive behaviors, and how individual personalities can be vulnerable to, or resistant to, these stressors. The book closes with an exploration of the cumulative impact of human aggression and dominance on the natural world.

  • Reviews the influence of evolution, genetics, biochemistry, and nurture on aggression
  • Explores aggression in multiple species, including insects, fish, reptiles, birds, and mammals
  • Compares human and animal aggressive and dominant behavior
  • Examines bullying, abuse, territoriality, murder, and war
  • Includes nonaggressive behavior in displays of respect and tolerance
  • Highlights aggression triggers from drugs to stress
  • Discusses individual and group behavior, including organizations and nations
  • Probes dominance and aggression in religion and politics
  • Translates the impact of human behavior over time on the natural world

Chapter 1. Defining Dominance and Aggression Chapter 2. Traits of Dominant Animals Chapter 3. The Significance of Comparative Studies Chapter 4. Social Nonprimate Animals Chapter 5. From Whence We Came: Primates Chapter 6. The Human Animal Chapter 7. Similarities Between Humans and Other Living Organisms Chapter 8. Human Nature Chapter 9. Alternate Human Behavior Chapter 10. The Chemical, Physical, and Genetic Nature of Dominance Chapter 11. Dominance and Aggression in the Workplace Chapter 12. Dominance in Religion Chapter 13. Dominance in Politics Chapter 14. Human Aggression: Killing and Abuse Chapter 15. Killing Humans Chapter 16. Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? Chapter 17. Attempts to Save the Natural World Chapter 18. The Nature of Things

ISBN: 9780128053720
ISBN-10: 0128053720
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 15th November 2016
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.6 x 21.6  x 2.08
Weight (kg): 1.11
Edition Number: 1

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