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Fission‐Fusion Dynamics
Renewed interest in fission‐fusion dynamics is due to the recognition that such dynamics may create unique challenges for social interaction and distinctive selective pressures acting on underlyingExpand
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Conflict resolution following aggression in gregarious animals: a predictive framework
Knowledge of how animals manage their conflicts is critical for understanding the dynamics of social systems. During the last two decades research on gregarious animals, especially primates, hasExpand
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A modest proposal: displacement activities as an indicator of emotions in primates
Abstract Displacement activities are behaviour patterns (mostly body care activities) characterized by their apparent irrelevance to the situation in which they appear. Scratching, autogrooming,Expand
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The evolution of self-control
Significance Although scientists have identified surprising cognitive flexibility in animals and potentially unique features of human psychology, we know less about the selective forces that favorExpand
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Post-conflict anxiety in nonhuman primates: The mediating role of emotion in conflict resolution
During the last two decades, much research has focused on the mechanisms used by nonhuman primates for conflict resolution. Reconciliation, i.e., a friendly reunion between former opponents, has beenExpand
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Fission-Fusion Dynamics, Behavioral Flexibility, and Inhibitory Control in Primates
Federica Amici,1,2,3,4 Filippo Aureli,1,* and Josep Call2,* 1Research Centre in Evolutionary Anthropology and Palaeoecology School of Biological and Earth Sciences Liverpool John Moores UniversityExpand
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Reciprocal Altruism in Primates: Partner Choice, Cognition, and Emotions
Ever since Darwin, altruism has been a problem for evolutionists andanimal behaviorists. Even after Hamilton (1964) and Trivers (1971)provided widely accepted explanations for its evolution, aExpand
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Stress reduction through consolation in chimpanzees
Consolation, i.e., postconflict affiliative interaction directed from a third party to the recipient of aggression, is assumed to have a stress-alleviating function. This function, however, has neverExpand
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Functional aspects of reconciliation among captive long‐tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
After an agonistic conflict between two animals, they may exchange affiliative social contacts. The function of this reconciliation behavior is thought to be the repair of the social relationshipExpand
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Collective decision‐making and fission–fusion dynamics: a conceptual framework
Sociality exists in an extraordinary range of ecological settings. For individuals to accrue the benefits associated with social interactions, they are required to maintain a degree of spatial andExpand
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