Chapter 14 Self Quiz Summary

  1. Animals often exhibit in many contexts, including territory, mating, and foraging.
  2. The decision to fight requires estimating tradeoffs between the (C) involved in the behavior and the (V) obtained from the resource.
  3. These payoffs can be examined by game theory models.
    • The hawk-dove game favors a strategy when V > C.
      • In a variation called the bourgeois - game, the territory owner and an intruder may experience different C and V values.
    • The of attrition game tries to model the of contests.
    • The assessment model considers an opponent's fighting abilities in decisions about aggressive behavior.
  4. Aggressive behavior often produces winner and effects among the contestants, sometimes resulting in a dominance hierarchy.
  5. Hormones often play a factor in animal aggression.
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