Evolutionary approach to group display of warfare

  • Created by: Njsmith1
  • Created on: 07-05-14 12:14

Group display of WARFARE
- Groups compete for higher status, gives them access to territory, they can protect themselves through aggressive behaviour
- Yanamamo tribe constantly fighting with other tribes over having access to women, go to war and make alliances
- Success in battle gives warrior a higher status, more wives and children
- Based on xenophobia - group membership establishes establishes 'them' and 'us' mentality - can lead to various forms of aggression.

Carpenter (1958)
>Suggests that the evolutionary theory states war is part of going to competition for scarce resources to ensure survival
>Animals, this was just for food,


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