Discuss one or more evolutionary explanations of group display in humans - AO1

AO1 - Lynch Mobs, Religious Displays, War & Sport.

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Lynch Mobs - Power-threat hypothesis
- Power-threat hypothesis - as minority group membership grows, majority increase efforts to maintain dominance.
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Lynch Mobs - Dehumanisation
- Dehumanisation - brutal burnings etc make bodies unrecognisable as human beings
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Religious Displays - Self Flagellation
-Self-Flagellation - signals commitment to group, more likely to be cooperative to other members
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Religious Displays - Free Riders
-Extreme rituals deter 'free-riders' who take all advantages of group membership but do not cooperate or contribute.
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War 1
-Men only willing to fight if confident of groups victory
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War 2
- Success in battle = high status, more wives & children
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War 3
- WW2 - Germans ***** women in concentration camps in an attempt to annihilate Jews
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Sport 1
- Ritualised aggression e.g. Haka dance
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Sport 2
Basking in reflected glory e.g. wearing scarves of the winning team
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- Dehumanisation - brutal burnings etc make bodies unrecognisable as human beings

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Lynch Mobs - Dehumanisation

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-Self-Flagellation - signals commitment to group, more likely to be cooperative to other members

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-Extreme rituals deter 'free-riders' who take all advantages of group membership but do not cooperate or contribute.

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-Men only willing to fight if confident of groups victory

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