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Casual Groups of Monkeys and Men

Stochastic Models of Elemental Social Systems

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ISBN 9780674430556

Publication Date: 01/01/1964

175 pages


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  • Preface
  • Tables
  • Figures
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1 Overview
    • 1.2 Size Distribution of Spontaneous Human Groups
    • 1.3 Struhsaker’s Data on Vervet Monkeys
    • 1.4 Statistical Detour
  • 2. Compund Truncated Poisson Models
    • 2.1 Truncated Negative Binomial Distribution
    • 2.2 Variation in Time of Mean Group Size
    • 2.3 Variation Among Animals of Mean Group Size
    • Appendix to Chapter 2: Fitting the Truncated Negative Binomial
  • 3. Combinatorial Models
    • 3.1 Distinguishable Individuals, Indistinguishable Groups
    • 3.2 Indistinguishable Individuals, Indistinguishable Groups
    • 3.3 The Story So Far
  • 4. Linear One-Step Transition (LOST) Models
    • 4.1 Closed Systems
    • 4.2 Equilibrium Solution
    • 4.3 Open Systems
    • 4.4 Time Scale: Approach to Equilibrium
    • Appendix to Chapter 4: Approximating the Variance
  • 5. Nursery School Play: LOST Dynamics Found
    • 5.1 Cambridge Nursery School
    • 5.2 Parting with Partitions
    • 5.3 Equilibrium Distributions
    • 5.4 Checking the Dynamics
    • 5.5 How Open Is This Open System?
    • Appendix A to Chapter 5: The Jackknife and Its Applications
    • Appendix Β to Chapter 5: Stochastic Simulation and Parameter Stability
  • 6. Other Relevant Data
    • 6.1 James: The Discrepant Human Data
    • 6.2 Lumsden: More Monkey Sleeping Groups
    • 6.3 Haight: Passenger Car Occupancy
    • 6.4 Do the LOST Models Fail Appropriately?
  • 7. Individual Behavior, Social Organization, and Population Ecology
    • 7.1 Social Data Reveal Individual Differences
    • 7.2 Genetic and Adaptive Implications of Groupings
    • 7.3 Noise: An Ecological Limit on Group Size
  • 8. Critique and Conclusion
    • 8.1 Critique
    • 8.2 Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

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