Primates--a natural heritage of conflict resolution.

  title={Primates--a natural heritage of conflict resolution.},
  author={De Waal and B. Frans},
  • De Waal, B. Frans
  • Published 2000
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • The traditional notion of aggression as an antisocial instinct is being replaced by a framework that considers it a tool of competition and negotiation. When survival depends on mutual assistance, the expression of aggression is constrained by the need to maintain beneficial relationships. Moreover, evolution has produced ways of countering its disruptive consequences. For example, chimpanzees kiss and embrace after fights, and other nonhuman primates engage in similar “reconciliations… CONTINUE READING
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