Despite common perception as lovable pets or actors, in the wild, male chimpanzees are very aggressive. They often attack each other, frequently hunt other primates, occasionally kill adult chimpanzees and cannibalize infants. In this talk, I describe the underlying hormonal correlates of these aggressive behaviors in an unusually large community of chimpanzee from Kibale National Park, Uganda. The common occurrence and variety of these aggressive behaviors provide unique opportunities to ask multiple questions about hormones and behavior.
DISSERTATION SEMINAR Thursday, September 22, 10:05am-12:05pm C21, Solomon Labs TITLE: Retaliation versus vigilantism: Why do we choose to punish? Victims retaliating against aggressors tend to gain the benefit of a deterrent effect against future exploitation through second-party punishment. However, research has not adequately explained the benefits behind vigilantism, in which unaffiliated third parties risk personal costs to administer punishment for an act that had no impact on their future economic well-being.
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Host: Robert Smith
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TITLE: Socioeconomic status and the development of executive function and stress reactivity: The specific roles of parental nurturance and the home environment.