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Rough-and-Tumble Play and the Cooperation–Competition Dilemma: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on the Development of Social Competence

Joseph L. Flanders, Khalisa N. Herman, and Daniel Paquette

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter examines how humans and other mammals develop the competence necessary to adapt to the complexities of group living. The authors argue that rough-and-tumble (R&T) play promotes the ... More


Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness, Rough-and-Tumble Play, and the Selection of Restraint in Human Aggression

Douglas P. Fry

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/9780199964253.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

The thesis of this chapter is that natural selection has favored the restrained use of aggression in humans. Intraspecific killing has been selected against. Although obviously homicides occur, they ... More


Perspective 2: Play, Plasticity, and the Perils of Conflict: “Problematizing” Sociobiology

Melvin Konner

in Evolution, Early Experience and Human Development: From Research to Practice and Policy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199755059
eISBN:
9780199979479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755059.003.0026
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

Dissatisfied with the self-assured genetic-competition models of sociobiology and evolutionary psychology, authors in this volume correctly emphasize the role of plasticity—whether in the form or ... More


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