Primate Behaviors Two Paradigms of Study Socioecology Sociobiology Sociobiology Criticisms Important Primate Behaviors Dominance Communication Aggression Affiliative Behaviors Reproduction and Reproductive Strategies Mothers and Infants Nonhuman Primate Cultural Behavior
A. Socioecology focuses on the relationship between social behavior and the natural environment. Favors selection for the individual’s daily survival.
B. Sociobiology focuses on the genetic predisposition to behaviors and those behaviors’ enhancement of reproductive success.
Communication is universal among animals:
These behaviors reinforce bonds between individuals and enhance group stability:
for mating purposes is called
may mate even when the
female is not in estrus
able to form lasting affectional ties.
maintained throughout life.