The Chimpanzee and Me, by Ben Garrod
Ben Garrod’s new book The Chimpanzee and Me is clear and concise on everything from the scientific discovery of the chimpanzee to current knowledge of its taxonomy, morphology, diet, ecology, etc, and allows beginners to relate the species to its most famous proponent.
Interchange of Grooming and Agonistic Support in Chimpanzees
- Psychology, BiologyInternational Journal of Primatology
The relationship between prior grooming and support held true only for aggressor and not victim support and is consistent with behavior expected if chimpanzees anticipated the need for agonistic support and groomed their supporter the day before to increase the likelihood of support.
Facing the Electorate: Computational Approaches to the Study of Nonverbal Communication and Voter Impression Formation
- Political Science
ABSTRACT Politicians have strong incentives to use their communication to positively impress and persuade voters. Yet one important question that persists within the fields of political science,…
Two signals of social rank: Prestige and dominance are associated with distinct nonverbal displays.
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
These findings provide the first evidence for 2 distinct signals of high rank, which spontaneously emerge in social interactions and guide social perceptions and the conferral of power.
Moral Foundations Theory: The Pragmatic Validity of Moral Pluralism
Evolution, primates and Charles Darwin
The present work aims to highlight the meticulous observation and innovative thinking by Charles Darwin and simultaneously to describe some of the most significant bench mark discoveries regarding primate evolutionary processes.
The Poor Contribution of Chimpanzee Experiments to Biomedical Progress
- Biology, PsychologyJournal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS
The demonstrable lack of benefit of most chimpanzee experimentation and its profound animal welfare and bioethical costs indicate that a ban is warranted in those remaining countries—notably the United States—that continue to conduct it.
Aristotle, Hobbes and Chimpanzees
The article is an exercise in the philosophical anthropology of politics. According to Aristotle, man is a political animal but not uniquely so, whereas, according to Hobbes, politics is artificial…
THE EVOLUTION OF POLITICS.PDF
This chapter summarizes, updates and augments a theory of political evolution – known as the " Synergism Hypothesis " – that was first proposed in 1983, based on a definition of a political system as the cybernetic aspect of any socially organized, cooperating group or population.
Any animal whatever. Darwinian building blocks of morality in monkeys and apes
To what degree has biology influenced and shaped the development of moral systems? One way to determine the extent to which human moral systems might be the product of natural selection is to explore…