Social Interactions: Evolution, Psychology and Benefits


Arnaud Aubert (Editor)
University of Tours, France

Series: Social Issues, Justice and Status
BISAC: SOC026000

Why are we social? Why most other animal species are? What are the pressures and benefits urging for social gatherings? And how are the necessary rules regulating social interactions built? Sociality and social interactions represent one of the most transversal topics in current research. The scientific approach of social interactions implies different theoretical and methodological perspectives, targeting the resolution of various complementary questions such as the causes of social behaviors, their dynamics, their development, their phylogenetic history, the attribution of social roles, and the modalities of synchronization and organization between individuals pursuing different or opposite goals, etc. This book gathers a set of contributions addressing the recent advances in the understanding of biological, neurological, psychological or socio-economic factors influencing social interactions in human and non-human (vertebrates and invertebrates) animals. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Social Interactions in Social Insects: The Key Role of Chemical Communication
(Freddie-Jeanne Richard, Université de Poitiers, Laboratory Ecology and Biology of Interactions, Poitiers, France)

Chapter 2. The Interplay between Social Interactions, Spatial Behavior, and Cognition in Squamate Reptiles
(Eric D. Roth, University of Delaware, Department of Psychology, Newark, DE, USA)

Chapter 3. Immunity and Sociality: From Social Adjustments to Social Immunity
(Arnaud Aubert, Department of Neurosciences, University François Rabelais, Tours, France)

Chapter 4. An Ethological Perspective of the Relations between Sociality and Emotions in Animals
(Lucile Greiveldinger, Alain Boissy and Arnaud Aubert, Saint-Genès Champanelle, France and others)

Chapter 5. Odors and Sociality: A Bio-cultural Crosstalk
(Arnaud Aubert and Elodie Coudret, Department of Neurosciences, University of Tours, France and others)

Chapter 6. Social Interaction in Humans: Biological and Psychological Bases of Face Perception and Empathy
(Magali Batty and Emilie Meaux, INSERM U930, Centre Universitaire de PédoPsychiatrie, Tours, France)

Chapter 7. Benefits of Borrowing Money from Acquaintances during the Financial Crisis
(Chau-kiu Cheung and Sik Hung Ng, City University of Hong Kong, China)

Chapter 8. How Social Interactions Influence Logical Reasoning
(Valérie Pennequin, François Rabelais University, Department of Psychology, Tours, Cedex, France)

Chapter 9. New Media and the Potential Disruption of Social Interactions within Mathematics Education
(George Gadanidis, Faculty of Education, University of Western Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 10. Evolution, Psychology, and Technology: Integrative Views on Social Interactions in Online Environments
(Ahmed Y. Mahfouz, Antonis Theocharous and Andreas G. Philaretou, Prairie View A&M University; Prairie View, TX, USA and others)


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