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Title Sociality, hierarchy, health : comparative biodemography : a collection of papers / Maxine Weinstein and Meredith A. Lane, editors ; Committee on Population ; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ; National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : The National Academies Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 388 pages)) : illustrations
Contents Sociality, hierarchy, health : comparative biodemography / Maxine Weinstein, Hillard Kaplan, and Meredith A. Lane -- Alleles, mortality schedules, and the evolutionary theory of senescence / Kenneth W. Wachter -- Genes revisited : the biodemography of social environmental variation through a functional genomics lens / Jenny Tung -- The long reach of history : intergenerational and transgenerational pathways to plasticity in human longevity / Christopher W. Kuzawa and Dan T.A. Eisenberg -- Genomic and evolutionary challenges for biodemography / Kenneth M. Weiss -- Evolutionary perspectives on the links between close social bonds, health, and fitness / Joan B. Silk -- Pathways of survival and social structure during human transitions from the Darwinian world / Caleb Finch and Burton Singer -- Social and economic underpinnings of human biodemography / Paul L. Hooper, Michael Gurven, and Hillard Kaplan -- Work to live and live to work : productivity, transfers, and psychological well-being in adulthood and old age / Jonathan Stieglitz [and five others] -- Intergenerational transfers, social arrangements, life histories, and the elderly / Ronald Lee -- Stress and metabolic disease / Karen K. Ryan -- Hierarchy and connectedness as determinants of health and longevity in social insects / Brian Johnson and James R. Carey -- Biodemography of ectothermic tetrapods provides insights into the evolution and plasticity of mortality patterns / David A.W. Miller [and four others] -- A comparative perspective on reproductive aging, reproductive cessation, post-reproductive life, and social behavior / Peter T. Ellison and Mary Ann Ottinger -- The male-female health-survival paradox : a comparative perspective on sex differences in aging and mortality / Susan C. Alberts [and five others] -- Of baboons and men : social circumstances, biology, and the social gradient in health / Michael G. Marmot and Robert Sapolsky
Summary Sociality, Hierarchy, Health: Comparative Biodemography is a collection of papers that examine cross-species comparisons of social environments with a focus on social behaviors along with social hierarchies and connections, to examine their effects on health, longevity, and life histories. This report covers a broad spectrum from humans to nonhuman animals, exploring a variety of measures of position in social hierarchies and social networks, and drawing links among these factors to health outcomes and trajectories. Sociality, Hierarchy, Health revisits both the theoretical underpinnings of biodemography and the empirical findings that have emerged over the past two decades
Notes Title from PDF title page
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes This study was supported by the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health through Contract No. 10001706, Order No. HHSN26300045. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the project
Description based on version viewed February 13, 2015
Subject Animal behavior -- Research.
Animal populations.
Behavioral assessment -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Biology -- Examinations, questions, etc.
Evolution (Biology)
Social behavior in animals -- Research.
Social Behavior.
Biological Evolution.
Social Environment.
Species Specificity.
Genre/Form Examinations.
Form Electronic book
Author Lane, Meredith A., editor
Weinstein, Maxine, editor
National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Population, issuing body
ISBN 0309306612