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Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals : The Great Game of Life (Paperback) (Henry R.
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Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals treats the human species as first and foremost an animal, but one with special traits and a strong influence on Earth’s other biota. The book discusses social behavior as it relates to dominance and aggression and how humans are similar to and different from other animals in their acts of dominance and aggression. The book discusses the chemical, physical, and genetic components of aggression and how animalistic features influence human thinking and behavior. The book concludes with discussing specific types of aggression in humans including murder, exploitation, abuse, gangs, hate groups, terrorists and warfare, and how dominance is used in the workplace, religion, and politics. The book takes an evolutionary perspective talking about the survival benefits of aggression and dominance and how ultimately dominance and aggression helped make humans the ultradominant species on earth.
- Covers the chemical, physical and genetic nature of dominance and aggression
- Discusses anatomical and behavioral similarities between humans and animals relevant to dominance and aggression
- Identifies traits of dominant animals
- Includes coverage of invertebrates and vertebrates
- Describes dominance and aggression in the workplace; religion, and politics
- Investigates types of human aggression including murder, exploitation, abuse, gangs, hate groups, terrorists and warfare