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Cooperative breeding systems

Michael A. Cant

in The Evolution of Parental Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199692576
eISBN:
9780191774737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692576.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cooperative breeding species are those where adult group members routinely invest care and effort raising offspring that are not their own. These systems have proved to be excellent models to test ... More


Evidence, Other Approaches, and Further Topics

James A.R. Marshall

in Social Evolution and Inclusive Fitness Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161563
eISBN:
9781400866564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161563.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book has examined the genesis, the logic, and the generality of social evolution theory. In particular, it has presented evolutionary explanations of the many social behaviors we observe in the ... More


The Evolution of Flexible Parenting

Lesley Newson and Peter J. Richerson

in Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The last two millions years of Earth’s history have been a time of extreme climate variability. Scholars have devoted considerable thought to the adaptations that would have enabled our ancestors to ... More


Consuming Midlife Motherhood: Cooperative Breeding and the “Disestablishment” of the Biological Clock

Michele Pridmore-Brown

in Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0021
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Systematic maternal delay over the past half-century has disestablished the “natural” biological clock as a barometer of cultural values. This chapter argues that three factors—the flexibility ... More


Zoon Politicon: The Evolutionary Roots of Human Sociopolitical Systems

Herbert Gintis and Carel van Schaik

in Cultural Evolution: Society, Technology, Language, and Religion

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262019750
eISBN:
9780262318297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019750.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Our primate ancestors evolved a complex sociopolitical order based on a social dominance hierarchy in multi-male/multi-female groups. The emergence of bipedalism and cooperative breeding in the ... More


Parental Behavior: Descriptions, Terms, and Definitions

Michael Numan

in The Parental Brain: Mechanisms, Development, and Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190848675
eISBN:
9780190848705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848675.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 2 describes the types of parental behavior that can occur in vertebrates: maternal, paternal, and alloparental behavior. The dominant form of parental behavior in mammals is a uniparental ... More


Evolutionary Perspectives on the Parental Brain

Michael Numan

in The Parental Brain: Mechanisms, Development, and Evolution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190848675
eISBN:
9780190848705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190848675.003.0011
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

Chapter 11 presents evolutionary perspectives on the parental brain. First, the evolution of neural modifications to the parental brain that may have allowed for the emergence of alloparental ... More


Giant otters: using knowledge of life history for conservation

Jessica Groenendijk, Frank Hajek, Paul J. Johnson, and David W. Macdonald

in Biology and Conservation of Musteloids

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198759805
eISBN:
9780191820519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759805.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The giant otter is an endangered South American carnivore with a facultatively cooperative social system that may be affected by local ecology. This chapter synthesises demographic data arising from ... More


Synthesis and conclusions

Andrew F. G. Bourke

in Principles of Social Evolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199231157
eISBN:
9780191774553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231157.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A major conclusion of this book is that each stage in a major transition involves common principles of social evolution acting in analogous ways at the different hierarchical levels. Evidence ... More


Ecological Constraints and Human Cooperation

Laura Betzig

in Human Social Evolution: The Foundational Works of Richard D. Alexander

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199791750
eISBN:
9780190267858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199791750.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the influence of a 1991 paper written by Richard D. Alexander, K. M. Noonan, and B. J. Crespi, in which they tackle the evolution of eusociality, particularly with regard to ... More


The evolution of ritual as a process of sexual selection

Camilla Power

in The Social Origins of Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199665327
eISBN:
9780191779725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665327.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Our Machiavellian abilities for reverse dominance have made us into animals capable of symbolic communication. Ritual emerged as collective intentional action against would-be dominants. The ... More


Ancestral Attachment: How the Evolutionary Foundation of Attachment Informs our Understanding of Child Maltreatment Interventions

Alyssa N. Crittenden

in Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution: Culture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199964253
eISBN:
9780199366828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Recent work in psychology and anthropology suggests that a less monotropic and mother-centered approach might better inform our understanding of cross-cultural variation and highlight the ... More


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