Aggression- Group Displays- Warfare and Sport

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1. Studied Yanomamo people and found that success in battle led to higher status, more women therefore more children. Clear distinction between those who had killed and those who had not

  • Allen
  • Maynard-Smith and Parker
  • Chagnon
  • Cialdini
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2. Group Displays are...

  • Ritualistic Displays which determine dominance hierarchies, used for territory and intimidation
  • When a war is over, sequence performed to intimidate losers
  • Competitive and involves trials of skills and strength

3. Found territorial ownership and dominance was a useful reproductive strategy in animals and many have evolved due to its adaptive value

  • Allen
  • Chagnon
  • Maynard-Smith and Parker
  • Cialdini

4. War **** in Bosnia with aim to raise children as Serbs or scare natives so they flee thus meeting evolutionary aims through gaining wives, resources and land

  • Maynard-Smith and Parker
  • Allen
  • Chagnon
  • Cialdini

5. Competition for resources is...

  • Warfare
  • Sport

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