Conflict avoidance among rhesus monkeys: coping with short-term crowding

  title={Conflict avoidance among rhesus monkeys: coping with short-term crowding},
  author={P. Judge and F. Waal},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract Abstract. Two contrasting models were examined, each of which predicts a relationship between space and aggression in primates. A 'spatial density' model predicts that as spatial densities increase aggressive responses also increase. A more recent 'coping model' suggests that, over long periods of time, animals will adapt to crowded conditions by increasing appeasement behaviour and allogrooming to reduce social tension and the incidence of aggression. This study evaluated these models… Expand
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