Dominance And Aggression In Humans And Other Animals: The Great Game Of Life

Paperback | November 1, 2016

byHenry R. Hermann

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Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals: The Great Game of Life treats the human species, first and foremost, as an animal, one with special traits and a big 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. It concludes with a discussion of 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

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Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals: The Great Game of Life treats the human species, first and foremost, as an animal, one with special traits and a big 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, oth...

H. R. Hermann has been a biological researcher and university professor for over 50 years, focusing primarily on the fields of behavior, morphology and evolution. He has numerous publications, including over 20 books and nine book chapters on a wide variety of subjects. As editor and author of four Academic Press books on social insect...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:396 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780128053720

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Table of Contents

1. The Human Animal 2. Similarities between Humans and other Living Organisms 3. Defining Dominance and Aggression 4. Are We Our Own Worst Enemy? 5. Attempts to Save the Natural World 6. Traits of Dominant Animals 7. Non-Primate Social Animals 8. From Whence We Came - Primates 9. Human Nature, Its Beginning and Philosophical Base 10. Alternate Human Behavior 11. The Chemical, Physical and Genetic Nature of Dominance 12. Dominance and Aggression in the Workplace 13. Dominance in Religion 14. Dominance in Politics 15. Human Aggression - Killing, Abuse and Warfare 16. The Nature of Things