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But after the issue has been settled, each
individual gives way to its superiors with a
minimum of hostile exchange”
minimum of hostile exchange Explanations?
1. Personality and individual differences 2. Evolved dominance signaling
dominance signaling 3. Interpersonal and Group processes Evolution and Dominance Signaling Rapid structuring of status in various species (e.g.,
Rhesus monkeys, chickens, chimps. . .) Domestication—
Domestication—ever saddled a zebra? Observation of status being an organizing principle
in all human societies (Murdock, 1968) Rapid status organization in similar other
species that does not involve the same
level of cognition suggested in group
process theories Utility of a general explanation Rapid status organization in Bales-type
groups—time critical Dominance hierarchies & survival value Rosa & Mazur (1979) ThreeThree-person same-sex groups
sameMeet each member of the pair
Control: partition remains in place (i.e.,...
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- Interrupt, Expectation, Dominance hierarchy, Joseph Berger