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The roles of aggressive and affiliative behaviors in resource control: A behavioral ecological perspective

The roles of aggressive and affiliative behaviors in resource control: A behavioral ecological perspective

Pellegrini, Anthony D. (2008) The roles of aggressive and affiliative behaviors in resource control: A behavioral ecological perspective. Developmental Review, 28 (4). pp. 461-487. ISSN 0273-2297 (doi:10.1016/j.dr.2008.03.001)

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Abstract

Extant literature in developmental psychology has documented the co-occurrence of aggressive and affiliative behaviors with various measures of social dominance. While these findings have been taken as evidence for the functional value of aggression, they have not been integrated into a more general theoretical frame accounting for contextual variation. In this paper the literature on aggression, agonism, affiliation, and social dominance is reviewed in light of behavioral ecological theory suggesting that different forms of competition (scramble and contest) determine, respectively, the use of affiliative and aggressive strategies. Results generally support the hypotheses advanced by this theory. In order to further integrate these findings suggestions for the study sequences of behavior, where reconciliations follow aggression, are made.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: social dominance, aggression, affiliation, resources, competition
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:25
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10224

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