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Sex and friendship in baboons
- B. Smuts
- 1 March 1987
The findings suggest that the evolution of male reproductive strategies in baboons can only be understood by considering the relationship between sex and friendship: female baboons prefer to mate with males who have previously engaged in friendly interaction with them and their offspring.
Male Aggression and Sexual Coercion of Females in Nonhuman Primates and Other Mammals: Evidence and Theoretical Implications
Howlers: variations in group size and demography
Quantity-based judgments in the domestic dog (Canis lupus familiaris)
The results suggest that, like apes tested on similar tasks, some dogs can form internal representations and make mental comparisons of quantity.
Use of signature whistles during separations and reunions by wild bottlenose dolphin mothers and infants
Whistles occur primarily when mother-infant pairs are separated, and the probability of whistles increases with distance of separation, but whistles tend to be produced in repetitive series and are generally concentrated toward the later stages of the separation, i.e., during the process of reunion.
Natal attraction: allomaternal care and mother–infant separations in wild bottlenose dolphins
Inexperienced females that never raised an infant were more likely to escort newborns than were parous experienced females, supporting the 'learning to parent' hypothesis.
The Human Community as a Primate Society [and Comments]
The evolutionary origins of patriarchy
- B. Smuts
- PsychologyHuman nature
- 1 March 1995
It is argued that feminist analyses of patriarchy should be expanded to address the evolutionary basis of male motivation to control female sexuality, and six hypotheses are proposed to explain how this unusual degree of gender inequality came about.
Sex differences in the behavioural ecology of chimpanzees in the Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
The results support the idea that the form of the chimpanzee social system is determined by the interaction of two different strategies: females attempt to forage so as to maximize net energy intake, while males sacrifice an optimal foraging strategy for the sake of reproductive competition.