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Published by Smithsonian .
Written in English


  • Animal behaviour,
  • Social behavior in animals,
  • Animal Behavior (Ethology),
  • Science,
  • Science/Mathematics,
  • Life Sciences - Zoology - General,
  • Competition (Biology),
  • Aggressive behavior in animals

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8634988M
ISBN 10156098788X
ISBN 109781560987888



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The second edition of The Social Psychology of Aggression offers an illuminating scientific reflection on pressing societal problems. The book is well-balanced because basic research and applied research on social aggression are emphasized equally. It is revealing, fascinating and passionate and represents a significant and unparalleled contribution to the aggression by: Explain how aggression might be evolutionarily adaptive. Describe how different parts of the brain influence aggression. Summarize the effects of testosterone and serotonin on aggression. 3. The Violence around Us: How the Social Situation Influences Aggression. Review the situational variables that increase and decrease aggression. Social Rank. Dogs are pack animals and each pack has a hierarchy. There's a top dog in every pack and no two dogs are equal. In the pack, dogs learn manners and respect. Pack structure removes the need for dogs to squabble over access to food, access to mates and prime sleeping positions, everyone in the pack should know to wait their turn. Aggression is defined as threats or harmful actions directed toward another individual and can include threat displays, lunging, growling, snarling, snapping, and biting. "In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication." In animals, aggressive behaviors are a means of communication.