The integration of dominance and social bonding in primates.

  title={The integration of dominance and social bonding in primates.},
  author={F B M De Waal},
  journal={The Quarterly review of biology},
  volume={61 4},
Social dominance is usually viewed from the perspective of intragroup competition over access to limited resources. The present paper, while not denying the importance of such competition, discusses the dominance concept among monkeys and apes in the context of affiliative bonding, social tolerance, and the reconciliation of aggressive conflicts. Two basic proximate mechanisms are supposed to provide a link between dominance and interindividual affiliation, namely, formalization of the… CONTINUE READING
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