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BIOL 3143 - Conflict 1 Conflict Definitions: Aggression “the fighting instinct in beast and man which is  directed against members of the same species”  (Lorenz, 1966) “behaviour that appears to be intended to inflict  noxious stimulation or destruction on another  organism” (Moyer, 1976) “a form of resource competition, in which an  animal actively excludes rivals from some  resource such as food, shelter, or mates”  (Archer, 1988)
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BIOL 3143 - Conflict 2 Fighting Is aggression inevitable? Is aggression an inborn (instinctive) trait? Why do animals restrain from killing each  other when fighting over resources such  as food, shelter, territories and mates? What are the internal and external factors  that influence (or queue) aggression? What types of aggression exist? Are there hierarchy  aggression/dominance patterns in  groups? How does evolution play a role? King Arthur – Knights  of the Round Table
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BIOL 3143 - Conflict 3 Sport? Entertainment? NO! aggression and fighting  are often necessary  aspects of the struggle for  life a) territorial b) dominance c) sexual d) parental e) parent-offspring f) predatory g) antipredatory The Cock Fight by  Jean- Léon  Gérôme  (1847)  
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This note was uploaded on 02/08/2010 for the course BIOL 3143 taught by Professor Daveshutler during the Winter '10 term at Acadia.

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