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On Aggression

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ISBN-10: 1567311075

ISBN-13: 9781567311075

Edition: N/A

Authors: Konrad Lorenz

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This work has had significant impact on the social and biological sciences and is now a classic point of reference for investigations of behavioral patterns. Lorenz presents his findings on the mechanism of aggression and how animals control destructive drives in the interest of the species. Translated by Marjorie Kerr Wilson. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book
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List price: $7.98
Publisher: Fine Communications
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 306
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Konrad Lorenz was an Austrian zoologist whose specialty, the biological origins of social behavior, is of major interest to psychologists. Lorenz pioneered in the direct study of animal behavior and was the founder of modern ethology (the study of animals in their natural surroundings). He received the Nobel Prize for physiology in 1973 for his research on instinctive behavior patterns and on imprinting---the process through which an animal very early in life acquires a social bond, usually with its parents, that enables it to become attached to other members of its own species. His major book, "On Aggression" (1963), was attacked by many anthropologists, psychologists, and sociologists,…    

Prologue in the Seap. 1
Coral Fish in the Laboratoryp. 9
What Aggression is Good Forp. 20
The Spontaneity of Aggressionp. 46
Habit, Ritual and Magicp. 54
The Great Parliament of Instinctsp. 82
Behavioural Analogies to Moralityp. 105
Anonymity of the Flockp. 134
Social Organization without Lovep. 145
Ratsp. 152
The Bondp. 160
On the Virtue of Scientific Humilityp. 213
Ecce Homo!p. 228
Avowal of Optimismp. 266
Recommended Booksp. 291
Bibliographyp. 293
Indexp. 299
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