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Grooming and coalitions in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata): Partner choice and the time frame reciprocation

Schino, G., di Sorrentino, E.P., Tiddi, B. (2007) Grooming and coalitions in Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata): Partner choice and the time frame reciprocation. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 121 (2). pp. 181-188. ISSN 0735-7036. E-ISSN 1939-2087. (doi:10.1037/0735-7036.121.2.181) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:84587)

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Abstract

Evidence of a reciprocal exchange of grooming and agonistic support in primates is mixed. In this study, the authors analyzed a large database of grooming and coalitions in captive female Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata) to investigate their within-group distribution and temporal relations. Macaques groomed preferentially those individuals that groomed them most and supported referentially those individuals that supported them most. They also supported preferentially those individuals that groomed them most and groomed preferentially those individuals that supported them most. These results were not explained by covariation of grooming and support with third variables such as kinship, rank, or time spent in proximity. However, receiving grooming did not increase the short-term probability of supporting a partner, and being supported did not increase the short-term probability of grooming a partner. The proximate mechanisms underlying the exchange of services were discussed in relation to the time frame of the behavioral choices made by the monkeys.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1037/0735-7036.121.2.181
Uncontrolled keywords: grooming, coalitions, reciprocal altruism, partner choice, Macaca fuscata
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Dr Barbara Tiddi
Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2020 22:02 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 14:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/84587 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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