Sociobiology
Sociobiology is a field of scientific study which is based on the hypothesis that social behavior has resulted from evolution and attempts to explain and examine social behavior within that context. A...
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15 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were Gay
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Boxing Match: Watch Female Hare Punch Her Suitors | National Geographic
These hares can pack a punch. Filmed just north of Cairngorn National Park in Scotland, these mountain hares are likely tussling over a mate. But unlike othe...
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Eli Manning Looked Miserable When His Brother Locked Up A Second Super Bowl
Eli Manning is not going to have those two Super Bowl rings to hold over his brother’s head anymore, and he is apparently bummed about it. When the Broncos scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter to ...
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How Funny Is This Word? The 'Snunkoople' Effect
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Why Smart People Make Bad Entrepreneurs
Are you too smart for your own good? Sometimes the slackers reign supreme.One of the most counterintuitive traits that can hurt entrepreneurs is smarts. Yes, the more successful you are and the more t...
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In the dozen or so years since a socially awkward undergrad named Mark Zuckerberg launched the social networking behemoth known as Facebook inside Room H33 of Harvard’s Kirkland House, the suite has r...
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Life history theory
Life history theory a theory of biological evolution that seeks to explain aspects of organisms' anatomy and behavior by reference to the way that their life histories - including their reproductive d...
Mating system
A mating system is a way in which a group is structured in relation to sexual behaviour. The precise meaning depends upon the context. With respect to higher animals, the term describes which males an...
Sexual jealousy
Sexual jealousy is a special form of jealousy in sexual relationships, present in animals that reproduce through internal fertilization, and is based on suspected or imminent sexual infidelity. It is ...
Cooperative breeding
Cooperative Breeding is a social system characterized by selective breeding with allomaternal behavior; where helpers provide care for offspring produced by breeding group members. The system is a hie...
Polygyny threshold model
The polygyny threshold model is an explanation of polygyny, the mating of one male of a species with multiple females. The model shows how females may gain a higher level of biological fitness by mati...
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Sexual selection in human evolution
Sexual selection, a concept introduced by Charles Darwin in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, is an element of his theory of natural selection, the process by which biological traits become eith...
Sociobiological theories of rape
Sociobiological theories of rape explores how evolutionary adaptation influences the psychology of rapists. Such theories are highly controversial, as traditional theories typically do not consider ra...
Incest taboo
An incest taboo is any cultural rule or norm that prohibits sexual relations between closely related persons. All human cultures have norms that exclude certain close relatives from those considered s...
Infanticide (zoology)
In animals, infanticide involves the killing of young offspring by a mature animal of its own species, and is studied in zoology, specifically in the field of ethology. Ovicide is the analogous destru...
Infanticide (zoology) - Wikipedia
Siblicide
Siblicide (attributed by behavioural ecologist Doug Mock to Barbara M. Braun) is the killing of an infant individual by its close relatives (full or half siblings). It may occur directly between sibli...
Siblicide - Wikipedia
Task allocation and partitioning of social insects
Task allocation and partitioning refers to the way that tasks are chosen, assigned, subdivided, and coordinated (here, within a single colony of social insects). Closely associated are issues of commu...
Queen ant
A queen ant is an adult, reproducing female ant in an ant colony; generally she will be the mother of all the other ants in that colony. Some female ants do not need to mate to produce offspring, repr...
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Herd behavior
Herd behavior describes how individuals in a group can act collectively without centralized direction. The term can refer to the behavior of animals in herds, packs, bird flocks, fish schools, demonst...
Evolutionary leadership theory
Evolutionary leadership theory analyses leadership from an evolutionary perspective. Evolutionary psychology assumes that our thinking, feeling and doing are the product of innate psychological mechan...