Flashcards in Chapter 7 Deck (14)
Studies if nonhuman primate behavior?
May provide valuable insights into human behavioral evolution
Impose a certain amount of order within a group
Mounting as an expression of dominance in baboons is believed to also serve to?
Defuse tense situations
In old world monkeys, the swelling and changes in the color of the skin surrounding the female’s genital area?
In an indication of estrus
Permanent male-female bonds are?
Not common among nonhuman primates
Mating system in which males have several mating partners
One male-multiple female
Mating system in which females have several mating partners
One female- multiple male
Has been reported for a number of species
The composition, size, and sex ration of a group of animals
The result of natural selection in a specific habitat and it guides individual interactions and social relationships
Life history traits
Characteristics and developmental stages that influence reproductive rates
Ex: age of sexual maturity
According to proponents of behavioral ecology?
Behaviors have evolved through the operation of natural selection
Any act that conveys information, in the form of a message to another individual
Refers to the fact that organisms are related through common ancestry and that behaviors and traits seen in one species are also seen in others to varying degrees