BIO 346 Human Biology (K. Kalthoff)

References to Topic 21: Aggression, Cooperation and Fairness


Easy Readings

Goodall J (1986) The Chimpanzees of Gombe. Cambridge, Mass.: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
Henrich J. (2006) Cooperation, punishment, and the evolution of human institutions. Science 312: 60-61
Koehler W. (1927) The Mentality of Apes, 2nd Edition. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner
Nowak M. (2012) Why we help. Scient. Amer. July 2012: 34-39

Sigmund K., Fehr E. and Nowak M.A. (2002) The economics of fair play. Scientific American January 2002: 83-87
Vogel G. (2004) The evolution of the golden rule. Science 303: 1128-1131
Waal, F. de (1998) Chimpanzee Politics: Power and Sex among Apes. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
Waal, F. de (1996) Good Natured: The Origins of Right and Wrong in Humans and Other Animals. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press
Waal, F. de (2005) How animals do business. Scient. Amer. April 2005: 73-79

Intermediate Readings

Barfield R.J. (1984) Reproductive hormones and aggressive behavior. In: Biological Perspectives on Aggression. (Edited by Kevin J. Flannelly, Robert J. Blanchard, D. Caroline Blanchard), pp. 105-134. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc.
Clutton-Brock T. (2002) Breeding together: Kin selection and mutualism in cooperative vertebrates. Science 296: 69-72
Fehr E. and Fischbacher U. (2003) The nature of human altruism. Nature 425: 785-791
Flannelly K.J., Blanchard R.J., Blanchard D.C. (Eds.) (1984) Biological Perspectives on Aggression. New York: Alan R. Liss, Inc.
Foley, R. A. (1992) Evolutionary ecology of fossil hominds. In: Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior. (Edited by Eric Alden Smith and Bruce Winterhalder), pp. 131-166. New York: Aldine de Gruyter.
Harcourt A.H. and Waal F.B.M. de, eds. (1992) Coalitions and Alliances in Humans and Other Animals. Oxford, Oxford University Press
Henrich J. et al. (2006) Costly punishment across human societies. Science 312: 1767-1770
Lagerspetz K.M.J. and Lagerspetz K.Y.H. (1983) Genes and aggression. In: Aggressive Behavior:Genetic and Neural Approaches. (Edited by Edward C. Simmel, Martin E. Hahn, James K. Walters), pp. 89-102. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
McKenna J.J. (1983) Primate Aggression and Evolution: An overview of sociobiological and anthropological perspectives. Bulleting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and Law 11: 105-130.
Nowak M.A. et al. (2010) The evolution of eusociality. Nature 466: 1057-
Popova N.K. (2006) From genes to aggressive behavior: the role of the serotonergic system. BioEssays 28: 495-503

Simmel E.C., Hahn M.E., Walters J.K. (Eds.) (1983) Aggressive Behavior: Genetic and Neural Approaches. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Sipes R.G. (1973) War, sports and aggression: an empirical test of two rival theories. American Anthropologist 75: 64-86.
Svare B.(1983) Psychobiological determinants of maternal aggressive behavior. In: Aggressive Behavior: Genetic and Neural Approaches (Edited by Edward C. Simmel, Martin E. Hahn, James K. Walters), pp. 129-146 . Hillsdale, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Waal F.B.M. de (1992) Coalitions as part of reciprocal relations in the Arnhem chimpanzee colony. In: Coalitions and Alliances in Humans and Other Animals, edited by Harcourt A.H. and Waal F.B.M. de, Oxford, Oxford University Press
Waal F.B.M. de (2000) Primates - A natural heritage of conflict resolution. Science 289: 586-590
Walters J.R. and Seyfarth R.M. (1987) Conflict and cooperation. In: Primate Societies. (Edited by Barbara B. Smuts, Dorothy L. Cheney, Robert M. Seyfarth, Richard W. Wrangham, and Thomas T. Struhsaker), pp. 306-317. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

Advanced Readings

Almas I. et al. (2010) Fairness and the development of inequality acceptance. Science 328: 1176-
Apicella C.L. (2012) Social networks and cooperation in hunter-gatherers. Nature 481: 497-501
Chapman H.A., Kim D.A., Susskind J.M. and Anderson A.K. (2009) In bad taste: Evidence for the oral origins of moral disgust. Science 323: 1222
Bergman T.J., Beehner J.C., Cheney D.L. and Seyfarth R.M. (2003) Hierarchical classification by rank and kinship in baboons. Science 302: 1234-1236. See also commentary by Dunber R. (2003) Evolution of the social brain. Science 302: 1160-1161
Boyd R., Gintis H., Bowles S. and Richerson P.J. (2003) The evolution of altruistic punishment. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 100: 3531-3535
Boyd R. et al. (2010) Coordinated punishment of defectors sustains cooperation and can prolifereate when rare. Science 328: 617-620
Brosnan S.F. and de Waal F.B.M. (2003) Monkeys reject unequal pay. Nature 425: 297-299
Brosnan S.F., Schiff H.C. and de Waal F.B.M. (2005) Tolerance for inequity may increase with social closeness in chimpanzees. Proc. R. Soc. B 272: 253-258
Brunner H.G., Nelen M., Breakefield X.O., Ropers H.H. and van Oost B.A. (1993) Abnormal behavior associated with a point mutation in the structural gene for monoamine oxidase A. Science 262: 578-580
Caspi A., McClay J., Moffitt T.E., Mill J., Martin J., Craig I.W., Taylor A. and Poulton R. (2002) Role of genotype in the cycle of violence in maltreated children. Science 297: 851-854
Dreber A., Rand D.G. Fudenberg D., and Nowak M.A. (2008) Winners don't punish. Nature 452: 348-351
Fehr E. and Gaechter S. (2002) Altruistic punishment in humans. Nature 415: 137-140. See also commentary by Bowles H. and Gintis H. (2002) Homo reciprocans. Nature 415: 125-128
Fehr E. and Rockenbach B. (2003) Detrimental effects of sanctions on human altruism. Nature 422: 137-140. See also commentary by Bowles H. and Gintis H. (2002) Homo reciprocans. Nature 415: 125-128
Fowler J.H. et al. (2009) Model of variation in human social networks. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 106: 1720-1724
Fowler J.H. and Christakis N.A. (2010) Cooperative behavior cascades in human social networks. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 107: 5334-5338
Fowler J.H. et al. (2011) Correlated genotypes in friendship networks. Proc.Natl.Acad.Sci.U.S.A. 108: 1993-1997
Henrich J. et al. (2001) In search of Homo economicus: Behavioral experiments in 15 small-scale societies. The American Economic Review 91: 73-78
Henrich J. et al. (2010) Markets, religion, community size, and the evolution of fairness and punishment. Science 327: 1480-1484
Kosfeld M., Heinrichs M., Zak P.J., Fischbacher U., and Fehr E. (2005) Oxytocin increases trust in humans. Nature 435: 673-676
Masserman J.H., Wechkin S., and Terris W. (1964) Altruistic behavior in Rhesus monkeys. Am. J. Psychiatry 121: 584-585

Milinski M., Semmann D. Krambeck H.-J. (2002) Reputation helps solve the 'tragedy of the commons'. Nature 415: 424-426
Rilling J.K. et al. (2002) A neural basis for social cooperation. Neuron 35: 395-405
Silk J.B., Alberts AS.C. and Altmann J. (2003) Social bonds of female baboons enhance infant survival. Science 302: 1231-1234. See also commentary by Dunber R. (2003) Evolution of the social brain. Science 302: 1160-1161


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