Joan Silk is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Los Angeles. She has conducted behavioral observations of chimpanzees at Gombe, baboons in Botswana and Kenya, and bonnet macaques in a captive colony in Davis, California. Her research focuses on the evolutionary forces that shape the social behavior of primates, including humans. Currently, she is studying the form and function of social relationships among female baboons in Amboseli.
Practice random acts of aggression and senseless acts of intimidation: The logic of status contests in social groups
Article first published online: 6 JAN 2003
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Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews
Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 221–225, 2002
How to Cite
Silk, J. B. (2002), Practice random acts of aggression and senseless acts of intimidation: The logic of status contests in social groups. Evol. Anthropol., 11: 221–225. doi: 10.1002/evan.10038
- Issue published online: 6 JAN 2003
- Article first published online: 6 JAN 2003
- National Science Foundation (BCS-0003245), the L. S. B. Leakey Foundation, the National Geographic Society
- University of California at Los Angeles Division of Social Sciences
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