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Origins of Altruism and Cooperation

Author: Robert W Sussman; C Robert Cloninger
Publisher: New York, NY : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2011.
Series: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects, 36.
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This book examines the evolution and nature of cooperation and altruism in social-living animals, focusing especially on non-human primates and humans. It is derived from a conference held at  Read more...


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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Sussman; C Robert Cloninger
ISBN: 9781441995209 144199520X 9781441995193 1441995196
OCLC Number: 929285542
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction: Altruism and Cooperation Robert W. Sussman and C. Robert Cloninger Part I. Cooperation, Altruism and Human Evolution Chapter 2 Part 1 Introduction. Ian Tattersall Chapter 3. The Influence of Predation on Primate and Early Human Evolution: Impetus for Cooperation.Donna Hart and Robert W. Sussman Chapter 4. Born to cooperate? Altruism as exaptation, and the evolution of human sociality.Telmo Pievani Chapter 5. The Phylogenesis of Human Personality:Identifying the Precursors of Cooperation, Altruism, and Well-BeingC. Robert Cloninger and Sita Kedia Part II. Altruism and Cooperation Among Non-human Primates Chapter 6. Cooperation and the Evolution of Social Living: Moving Beyond the Constraints andImplications of Misleading Dogma: Introduction Section II. Marc Bekoff Chapter 7. Primates, Niche Construction, and Social Complexity: The Roles of Social Cooperation and Altruism Katherine C. MacKinnon and Agustin Fuentes, Chapter 8. Collective Action and Male Affiliation in Howler Monkeys (Alouatta caraya)Paul A. Garber and Martin K. Kowalewski Chapter 9. Mechanisms of Cohesion in Black Howler Monkeys.Mary S. M. Pavelka Chapter 10. Social Plasticity and Demographic Variation in Primates.Karen B. Strier Part III. Altruism and Cooperation Among Humans: The Ethnographic Evidence Chapter 11. Altruism and Cooperation Among Humans: The Ethnographic Evidence: Introduction.Peter Benson Chapter 12. Violence Reduction among the Gebusi of Papua New Guinea - and Across Humanity. Bruce M. Knauft Chapter 13. Human Nature: The Nomadic Forager Model.Douglas P. Fry Chapter 14. Born to Live: Challenging Killer Myths. R. Brian Ferguson Chapter 15. Notes toward a human nature for the third Millennium.Walter Goldschmidt Part IV. Neurological and hormonal mechanisms for cooperation and altruism Chapter 16. Behavior meets Neuroscience: Achievements, Prospects, and Complexity: Introduction to Section 4.Jane Phillips-Conroy Chapter 17. The Neurobiology of Cooperation and Altruism.James K. Rilling Chapter 18. Behavioral and Neuroendocrine Interactions in Affiliation.Charles T. Snowdon Chapter 19. Early Social Experience and the Ontogenesis of Emotion Regulatory Behavior in Children.Seth D. Pollak Part V. Human Altruism and Cooperation: Needs and the Promotion of Well-being in Modern Life Chapter 20: Introduction. J.E. Mezzich Chapter 21. Altruism as an Aspect of Relational Consciousness and how Culture inhibits it.David Hay Chapter 22. Hope Rekindled: Well-Being, Humanism, and Education. Kevin Cloninger Chapter 23. Promoting Well-Being in Health Care. Lauren E. Munsch and Helen Herrman Chapter 24. Moving Beyond the Nature/Nurture Distinction: Promotion of Transdisciplinary Research (Overview of the Institute of Medicine Report on Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment)Dan G. Blazer
Series Title: Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects, 36.
Responsibility: edited by Robert W. Sussman, C. Robert Cloninger.


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