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        The Evolution of Behavior: Power Struggles | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

        Studying the use of power among animals can offer insights into human societies. Evolutionary biologist Lee Dugatkin explains a basic mathematical model used to predict behavior in power struggles over resources. He also describes how winning and losing streaks affect the power structure in a group, and discusses more subtle behaviors among animals, like gauging aggression in others and keeping track of favors owed. His talk was part of the 2016 IdeaFestival in Louisville, Ky.

        Hawk-Dove Game | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

        The Hawk-Dove Game is a model used to predict individual behavior in power struggles.

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        Winning and Losing Streaks | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

        Experiments with swordtail fish show how individual winning and losing streaks affect the power structure in a group.

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        Strategic Quest for Power | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

        Animals display subtle behaviors in power struggles, like comparing levels of danger, and then act based on those observations.

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        Forming Alliances | STEAM: Ideas That Shape Our World

        Animals such as baboons build coalitions and keep track of favors owed.

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