Games Primates Play

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Subtitle: An Undercover Investigation of the Evolution and Economics of Human Relationships
Author: Dario Maestripieri
Publisher: Basic Books (2012)
ISBN-10: 0465031676
ISBN-13: 9780465031672
Condition: Very Good
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 302
Dimensions: 21,5 x 13,5 x 2.5 cm

Weight: 0.42 kg


Tracking us in lifts and in emails, at home and at work, leading primatologist Dario Maestripieri uncovers the rules that govern the social life of the human animal. Most of us don't realize that when we exchange emails with someone we are actually exhibiting certain unspoken rules about dominance and hierarchy. Interestingly, some of the major aspects of human nature have profound commonalities with our ape ancestors: the violence of war, the intensity of love, the need to live together.
In Games Primates Play, Dario Maestripieri examines the curious unspoken customs that govern our behaviour. Though apparently motivated by free will, these patterns are so similar from person to person, and across species, that they reveal much more than our selected choices.
To help readers to understand the rules that govern primate games and our social interactions, Maestripieri provides knowledge of the scientific principles that ethologists, psychologists, economists, and other behavioural scientists have discovered in their quest to unravel the complexities of behaviour.


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