Dominance, Power, and Politics in Nonhuman and Human Primates

@inproceedings{Watts2010DominancePA,
  title={Dominance, Power, and Politics in Nonhuman and Human Primates},
  author={David P. Watts},
  year={2010}
}
Dominance is a common, although not universal, characteristic of social relationships in nonhuman primates. One individual is dominant to another when it consistently wins the agonistic interactions between them. Attainment of high dominance rank can bring reproductive payoffs, mostly because it confers priority of access to monopolizable food sources (for females) or to mating opportunities (for males). For females in particular, a wide variation exists in the frequency of intense aggression… CONTINUE READING

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