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The Behavioural Biology of Aggression : Cambridge Studies in Behavioural Biology - John Archer

The Behavioural Biology of Aggression

Cambridge Studies in Behavioural Biology

Paperback

Published: 18th July 1988
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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.

Preface
The history and aims of aggression research
A functional framework for the evolution of aggression
Protective aggression: a functional analysis
Mechanisms of protective aggression and their relation to function
Parental aggression: a functional analysis
Mechanisms of parental aggression and their relation to function
Competitive aggression: a functional analysis
Mechanisms of competitive aggression and their relation to function
fighting strategies: game theory models
Mechanisms of fighting strategies
References
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521347907
ISBN-10: 0521347904
Series: Cambridge Studies in Behavioural Biology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 18th July 1988
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4