Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Intragroup Variation in Conciliatory Tendencies in Captive Japanese Macaques

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
MyBook is a cheap paperback edition of the original book and will be sold at uniform, low price.

Buy this article

Price:
$30.00+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites

image of Behaviour

Nonhuman primates have been observed to exchange friendly gestures soon after an agonistic episode, a behaviour labelled reconciliation. Frequency of reconciliation has been shown to vary both within and between primate groups. This study used both univariate and multivariate analyses to investigate intragroup variation in the frequency of reconciliation in captive Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata). Frequency of reconciliation was lower during the mating season, and was also affected by the intensity of aggression and by the sex and age combination of the opponents. On the contrary, outcome of aggression and number of aggressors did not influence the frequency of reconciliation. Kin reconciled more than nonkin, and individuals with a good social relationship reconciled more than those with a bad or weak relationship. The effects of kinship and relationship quality appeared to be independent since among individuals with a good relationship, kin reconciled more than nonkin, while among nonkin, individuals with a good relationship reconciled more than those with a bad or weak relationship. Our results show that Japanese macaques are highly flexible in their conciliatory behaviour, and highlight a possible role of reconciliation in the negotiation and management of primate social relationships.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/156853998792640314
1998-10-01
2015-08-30

Affiliations: 1: Centro Studi Etologici, Via Flaminia 109,00196 Roma, Italy;, Email: glogab@rmnet.it; 2: Centro Studi Etologici, Via Flaminia 109,00196 Roma, Italy, Dipartimento di Genetica e Biologia Molecolare, Università La Sapienza, Rome, Italy; 3: Centro Studi Etologici, Via Flaminia 109,00196 Roma, Italy, Living Links Center, Yerkes Regional Primate Center, Emory University, Atlanta, USA

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to email alerts
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Your details
    Name:*
    Email:*
    Department:*
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
     
     
     
    Other:
     
    Behaviour — Recommend this title to your library

    Thank you

    Your recommendation has been sent to your librarian.

  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation