Dominance and Aggression in Humans and Other Animals: The Great Game of Life, 1st Edition

  • Henry Hermann
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  • ISBN-10: 0128092955
  • ISBN-13: 9780128092958
  • DDC: 303.6
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 396 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book examines human nature and the influence of evolution, genetics, chemistry, nurture, and the sociopolitical environment as a way of understanding how and why humans behave in aggressive and dominant ways. It walks us through aggression in other social species, compares and contrasts human behavior to other animals, and then explores specific human behaviors like bullying, abuse, territoriality murder, and war. It examines both individual and group aggression in different environments including work, school, and the home. It explores common stressors triggering aggressive behaviors, and how individual personalities can be vulnerable to, or resistant to, these stressors. The book closes with an exploration of the cumulative impact of human aggression and dominance on the natural world.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
A Dominant Species on Planet Earth.
1: Defining Dominance and Aggression.
2: Traits of Dominant Animals.
3: The Significance of Comparative Studies.
4: Social Nonprimate Animals.
5: From Whence We Came: Primates.
6: The Human Animal.
7: Similarities Between Humans and Other Living Organisms.
8: Human Nature.
9: Alternate Human Behavior.
10: The Chemical, Physical, and Genetic Nature of Dominance.
11: Dominance and Aggression in the Workplace.
12: Dominance in Religion.
13: Dominance in Politics.
14: Human Aggression: Killing and Abuse.
15: Killing Humans.
16: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?.
17: Attempts to Save the Natural World.
18: The Nature of Things.