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Monogamy, Motherhood, and Health

C. Sue Carter

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses recent research with prairie voles, rodents that live in a state of social monogamy similar to that of human beings. Knowledge of the relatively simple brains and neurohormonal ... More


Self-Constructions:: An Existentialist Approach to Self and Social Identity

Mariam Thalos

in Out from the Shadows: Analytical Feminist Contributions to Traditional Philosophy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199855469
eISBN:
9780199932788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855469.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Social relations are the core of a human self. Affiliations shape our social world, and ultimately alliances are the large players on the stage of human history. In the process of forging social ... More


Man and Beast

Erika Lorraine Milam

in Creatures of Cain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181882
eISBN:
9780691185095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181882.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter looks into the work of Desmond Morris, particularly his book, The Naked Ape: A Zoologist's View of the Human Animal (1967). Morris took a more light-hearted approach to human nature than ... More


Shared affective motion experience (SAME) and creative, interactive music therapy

Istvan Molnar-Szakacs, Vanya Green Assuied, and Katie Overy

in Musical Imaginations: Multidisciplinary perspectives on creativity, performance and perception

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199568086
eISBN:
9780191731044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568086.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Social Psychology

One of the most exciting recent developments to emerge from cognitive neuroscience, with the potential to impact significantly both on our understanding of music and of the therapeutic uses of music, ... More


Sex Differences in Affiliative Behavior and Social Bonding

Larry J. Young and C. Sue Carter

in Sex Differences in the Brain: From Genes to Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195311587
eISBN:
9780199865048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311587.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Molecular and Cellular Systems

This chapter discusses the neurobiology of affiliative behavior and social bonding in prairie voles using the monogamous prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster) as a model system. It focuses on the roles ... More


Mechanisms, Mediators, and Adaptive Consequences of Caregiving

Stephen W. Porges and C. Sue Carter

in Moving Beyond Self-Interest: Perspectives from Evolutionary Biology, Neuroscience, and the Social Sciences

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195388107
eISBN:
9780199918386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388107.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This essay describes neurobiological and neuroendocrine mechanisms that are implicated in human caregiving. Anatomical and biochemical systems that first appeared in the evolutionary transition from ... More


The Neurobiology of Social Bonds and Affiliation

Miranda M. Lim and Larry J. Young

in The Development of Social Engagement: Neurobiological Perspectives

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195168716
eISBN:
9780199847853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168716.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

There has been limited knowledge of the neurobiology of social attachment and the cognitive processes involved, despite the fact that social relationship is a human trait that is given importance ... More


Wolves, Archaeologists, and the Origin of Dogs

Raymond Pierotti and Brandy R. Fogg

in The First Domestication: How Wolves and Humans Coevolved

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300226164
eISBN:
9780300231670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226164.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

This chapter focuses on archaeological research and its role in explaining the transformation from wolf to dog, addressing why this topic is controversial: the tendency to identify wolf remains found ... More


Is Music an Evolutionary Adaptation?

David Huron

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Music

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525202
eISBN:
9780191689314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525202.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter reviews the basic arguments related to evolutionary claims for music. In particular, it describes the theory of evolution by natural selection. Before entertaining some possible ... More


Groups using music

Eric Clarke, Nicola Dibben, and Stephanie Pitts

in Music and mind in everyday life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525578
eISBN:
9780191689352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525578.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter discusses the function of music in achieving collective action and group cohesion. It helps structure time, synchronize body movements, and pace work. Music is a tool for social bonding; ... More


Feasting and its Role in Human Community Formation

Robin I.M. Dunbar

in Alcohol and Humans: A Long and Social Affair

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198842460
eISBN:
9780191878442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842460.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Feasting (the social consumption of food and alcoholic beverages) has long been a feature of human social life. Although the fermentation of alcoholic beverages probably dates back only as long as ... More


Epilogue

Ad Vingerhoets

in Why Only Humans Weep: Unravelling the mysteries of tears

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198570240
eISBN:
9780191744723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570240.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter summarizes the main conclusions of the book and present a preliminary model of how crying (much similar music) has developed during the evolution of mankind and has expanded to social ... More


The Divination Arts in Girl Culture

Laura Miler

in Capturing Contemporary Japan: Differentiation and Uncertainty

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838683
eISBN:
9780824868895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838683.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter explores the social world of schoolgirls and young women who consume contemporary divination as a form of social bonding. It considers the significance of divinatory practices from a ... More


Cognitive Precursors to Language

Brian MacWhinney

in Evolution of Communicative Flexibility: Complexity, Creativity, and Adaptability in Human and Animal Communication

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262151214
eISBN:
9780262281027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262151214.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter reviews the origins of language by appealing to a “quartet of characteristics” deemed crucial to the hominin line’s special linguistic evolution: Bipedalism, manual dexterity, neoteny, ... More


Two Sea Turtles: Intimacy between Men in the Marshall Islands

Greg Dvorak

in Gender on the Edge: Transgender, Gay, and Other Pacific Islanders

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824838829
eISBN:
9780824869489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824838829.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines some of the unique dimensions of friendship and intimacy between men in the Marshall Islands. Drawing primarily on the views and personal experiences of a group of three ... More


The Brain Opioid Theory of Social Attachment: A Review of the Evidence1

A.J. Machin and R.I.M. Dunbar

in Lucy to Language: The Benchmark Papers

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199652594
eISBN:
9780191804700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199652594.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines the role of endorphins in social bonding in humans and non-human primates. After reviewing the evidence from non-primate mammals and the issues that arise from focusing on ... More


On the Evolutionary Function of Song and Dance

Robin Dunbar

in Music, Language, and Human Evolution

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199227341
eISBN:
9780191804274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199227341.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter considers two possible alternative functional explanations for the evolution of music within the hominin lineage. These are the role of music in mate choice and mating and its role in ... More


Group Exercise and Social Bonding

Emma Cohen

in Distributed Agency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190457204
eISBN:
9780190457235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457204.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Exercise, broadly construed, is a cultural universal—from ceremonial rituals to team sports, people everywhere get together to move together. This chapter investigates whether and how such activities ... More


Social Bonding Through Dance and ‘Musiking’

Bronwyn Tarr

in Distributed Agency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190457204
eISBN:
9780190457235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457204.003.0016
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Humans’ social agency manifests within large, interconnected social networks. These networks are established and maintained via a number of group behavioral practices including sports, religious ... More


Form Follows Function: Autobiographical Memory in Ecological Context

Susan Bluck, Nicole Alea, and Emily L. Mroz

in The organization and structure of autobiographical memory

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198784845
eISBN:
9780191836213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198784845.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

From an ecological perspective, understanding the form, the structure, of autobiographical memory requires examining the functions it serves in human life. The chapter begins with a review of the ... More


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