2.25-Social Behavior

2.25-Social Behavior - Social Group Behavior Feb 25th 1....

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Social Group Behavior Feb 25th 1. Methods for Studying Behavior. - Ethology Natural behavior of animals in the field European - Comparative Psychology Individual motivation Brain processes Studied in the lab American - Sociobiology More recent term (the last 20 years) Understand behavior of individuals based on evolutionary genetic benefit I will help you if you help me 2. Why Be Social? Ethiological vs. Psychology (Ultimate Casuality- why did it evolve, why was behavior passed on) (Proximate more psychology- why is it reinforcer for one individual) -for predator defense (he studied monkeys scared of snakes, were afraid when just 1 or 2, 3 they showed less fear) -you learn to be social from your mom (raising of offspring) (resource ultil)- helps spread monkeys across forsest -PROTECTION FROM PREDATORS IS NOT LISTED - “Social life of Monkeys and Apes” (1932) By Solly Zuckerman Sexual Attraction Dominance Hierarchy Monkeys are social cause of sex and cause they have rigid social structure- this keeps them together Many people disagree- he studied only chimps in British Zoo
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-Sex only 2 months year, Many groups don’t have rigid structure - T.C. Schneirla “gregarious tendency” (like to hang out together) Obligative (genetic) Faculatative (learned)- He said primates are social cause they have a gregarious tendency, they are a social species -There is a genetic and learned part of it -We are predisposed to form relationship with others 3. Characteristics of Social Groups - Size Ground living OW monkeys have the largest group size Does not increase as you move from prosimians to monkeys to apes - Number of Adult Males 1 male, multi male - Type of Dominance relations Hieracrchical, casual Baboon Macques very dominance
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This note was uploaded on 03/25/2010 for the course PSYCH 450 taught by Professor Coe during the Spring '10 term at Wisconsin.

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