Unformatted text preview: when I think of sports teams. When a team works together the group as a whole sees the most benefits and has the most success versus if each individual refused to rely on help from anyone. Another aspect of the article that captivated my interest was that when humans first began hunting it was for belligerence not the hunger for food. I had never thought of this before, but found it compelling to see this viewpoint and it made a lot of sense. Montagu explains that, “When the necessities of the hunting life encountered the basic primate instincts, then all were intensified. Conflicts became lethal, territorial arguments, minor wars… The creature who had once killed only through circumstance now killed for a living.” This is defined as the aggressive imperative. I found this transition very interesting and after reading better understood the correlations between hunting and aggression....
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- Winter '11
- Psychology, Thought, Ashley Montagu, idea Montagu, Innate Depravity