Within a group of meerkats, call patterns vary with factors including sex, rank and reproductive season—but not with stress hormones, according to a study published May 3, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Jelena ...
In the world of chimpanzees, being the alpha male definitely has its benefits and, as with humans, it's good to have powerful friends.
No matter how smart and funny you think you are, those you follow on Twitter really do have a larger following than you. And the same holds true for Facebook. But there is no reason to feel badly about any of this, according ...
Researchers have developed a behavioral model that explains the complexity and diversity of social hierarchies in ants, and which scientists believe may help us understand the nature of other animal societies - from primates ...
A new study finds that ritual human sacrifice played a central role in helping those at the top of the social hierarchy maintain power over those at the bottom.
People in the workplace may adjust their behavior to break stereotypes about themselves or match the stereotypes of others—even if it means playing dumb or giving the cold shoulder, a Princeton University study finds.
For years social scientists have grappled with the question of why men receive far more media coverage than women, and now a new study reveals the answer.
The cardinal rules of pecking orders extend well beyond birds and beaks, according to a new study led by a UNL biologist.
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Life at opposite ends of primate social hierarchies is linked to specific brain networks, a new Oxford University study has shown.