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Author Maestripieri, Dario.

Title Macachiavellian intelligence : how rhesus macaques and humans have conquered the world / Dario Maestripieri
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (198 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Contents; 1 The Secret of Our Success; 2 The Weed Macaque; 3 Nepotism and Politics; 4 Aggression and Dominance; 5 Wars and Revolutions; 6 Sex and Business; 7 Parental Investment; 8 The Business of Communication; 9 Macachiavellian Origins of Love and Compassion; Notes; References; Acknowledgments; Index
Summary 'Macachiavellian Intelligence' has as much to teach us about humans as it does about macaques, presenting a wry and rational view of our humanity as seen through the monkey in the mirror. The author caricatures a society that is as much human as monkey, with hierachies and power struggles that would impress Machiavelli himself
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-192) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Machiavellianism (Psychology)
Psychology, Comparative.
Rhesus monkey -- Behavior.
Rhesus monkey -- Psychology.
Social behavior in animals.
Behavior, Animal.
Macaca mulatta -- psychology.
Psychology, Comparative.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007012023
ISBN 0226501213 (electronic bk.)
9780226501215 (electronic bk.)