Behavioural, hormonal and neurobiological mechanisms of aggressive behaviour in human and nonhuman primates

@article{Almeida2015BehaviouralHA,
  title={Behavioural, hormonal and neurobiological mechanisms of aggressive behaviour in human and nonhuman primates},
  author={R. D. Almeida and J. C. Cabral and Rodrigo Narvaes},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},
  year={2015},
  volume={143},
  pages={121-135}
}
Aggression is a key component for social behaviour and can have an adaptive value or deleterious consequences. Here, we review the role of sex-related differences in aggressive behaviour in both human and nonhuman primates. First, we address aggression in primates, which varies deeply between species, both in intensity and in display, ranging from animals that are very aggressive, such as chimpanzees, to the nonaggressive bonobos. Aggression also influences the hierarchical structure of… Expand
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