Evolutionary explanations into Group Display in humans

Warfare and football displays

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1. In which culture can aggression gain respect in the culture?

  • Collectivist Culture
  • Western Culture
  • Yannomamo of South America
  • Kingsan of the Kalahari Desert
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2. Describe natural selection in regards to group displays

  • Natural selection favours genes that cause individuals to be accepting of in group members and intolerant of outgroup members in order to aid survival and protect territory
  • Invasion of territory causes a protective response of a threatening behaviour
  • natural selection has mechanisms that causes individuals to have suspicion towards strangers

3. What did Levine find?

  • home team not only won the football but had high levels of aggression
  • Manchester united fans were more likely to help a person who fell over who was wearing a manchester united shirt than a person wearing a Liverpool shirt
  • natural selection has mechanisms that causes individuals to have suspicion towards strangers
  • Xenophobic displays in football such as in the Northern Leagues had anti-Semitic banners and racist chants

4. What did Huntington and Turner find?

  • natural selection has mechanisms that causes individuals to have suspicion towards strangers
  • Natural selection favours genes that cause individuals to be accepting of in group members and intolerant of outgroup members in order to aid survival and protect territory
  • Invasion of territory causes a protective response of a threatening behaviour
  • Natural selection has mechanisms that causes individuals to have suspicion towards strangers

5. Who suggested that natural selection has mechanisms that causes individuals to have suspicion towards strangers?

  • Wilson
  • Shaw and Wong
  • Neove and Wolfson
  • Padaliri and Balestri

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