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The Weed Macaque

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

There are nineteen different species of rhesus macaque (scientific name: Macaca mulatta). The real macaques belong to a group of primates called Old World monkeys because they are found only in ... More


Aggression and Dominance

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Konrad Lorenz, the Austrian ethologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1973 for his studies of animal behavior, argued that aggression is a necessary and an inevitable aspect of animal social behavior, ... More


The Business of Communication

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

All animal social life involves some sharing of space and coordination of activity among the individuals that are part of a group. There are many species of animals, however, from fishes to horses, ... More


Macachiavellian Origins of Love and Compassion

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Humans (Homo sapiens) and rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) are both political animals. In both human and rhesus macaque societies, it is difficult to survive and be successful without the help of ... More


Nepotism and Politics

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Nepotism is inherent in both humans and animals. Some animal societies are more or less nepotistic than others, but there is no society in which individuals are biased in favor of non-kin and against ... More


Sex and Business

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

In the United States, sex is a multibillion-dollar industry. Sex sells. Selling and buying sex itself is called prostitution, pornography, and many other names. Using sex to sell anything else—food ... More


The Secret of Our Success

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Of the more than 300 primate species currently living on Earth, Homo sapiens has clearly been the most successful. This success of humans can be attributed to their large brains and sagacity. By the ... More


Wars and Revolutions

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

The reason racism is so difficult to eradicate is that differences between the races, though meaningless, are always there, right in our faces. Our aversion to strangers is not simply a case of fear ... More


Parental Investment

Dario Maestripieri

in Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Parents are willing to do for their children far more than they would do for themselves or for any other person in the world. Our understanding of parenting was revolutionized by the evolutionary ... More


Macachiavellian Intelligence: How Rhesus Macaques and Humans Have Conquered the World

Dario Maestripieri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226501178
eISBN:
9780226501215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226501215.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

Judged by population size and distribution, homo sapiens are clearly the most successful primates. A close second, however, would be rhesus macaques, who have adapted to—and thrived in—such diverse ... More


A Comparison of Neonatal Imitation Abilities in Human and Macaque Infants

Pier F. Ferrari, Annika Paukner and Stephen J. Suomi

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

Human infants are capable of imitating facial gestures such as mouth opening and tongue protrusion within the first days if not hours of life. The discovery that neonatal imitation can also be ... More


The Self and Other: A Missing Link in Comparative Social Cognition

Josep Call

in The Missing Link in Cognition: Origins of self-reflective consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195161564
eISBN:
9780199848386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161564.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The chapter is an extension of Hampton's approach of asking a monkey to respond metacognitively. It focuses on confidence judgments, which in humans are typically made verbally. It describes an ... More


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