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Author Maestripieri, Dario.
Title Games primates play : an undercover investigation of the evolution and economics of human relationships / Dario Maestripieri.
Published New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, c2012.
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 Floor3  HM1106 .M333 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xviii, 302 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-295) and index.
Contents Dilemmas in the elevator -- The obsession with dominance -- We are all Mafiosi -- Climbing the ladder -- Cooperate in the spotlight, compete in the dark -- The economics and evolutionary biology of love -- Testing the bond -- Shopping for partners in the biological market -- The evolution of human social behavior.
Summary A primatologist examines unspoken social customs, from jilting a lover to being competitive on the job, to explain how behavioral complexities are linked to humans' primate heritage.
Subject Interpersonal relations.
Behavior evolution.
Primates -- Behavior.
Dominance (Psychology)
Control (Psychology)
ISBN 9780465020782 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780465029303 (e-book)
046502078X (hardcover : alk. paper)
0465029302 (e-book)
OCLC number 731913234