Chapter 11 Outline


The Process of Resolving Conflicts

  • Contest stages and information acquisition
  • Assessing one’s own fighting ability
  • Types of resources and their value

Fighting Strategies

  • Assumptions and predictions of fighting strategy models
  • Evidence supporting the alternative models
  • Role of resource value and other asymmetries

Agonistic Signal Repertoires

  • Two examples of agonistic signal repertoires
  • The need for honesty guarantees

Fighting Ability Signals

  • Body size indicators
  • Stamina indicators
  • Weapons

Aggressive Motivation Signals

  • Challenge signals
  • General aggressive motivation signals
  • Offensive threat signals

Dominance Signals

  • Status indicators
  • Territory ownership signals
  • Victory signals

De-escalation Signals

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