War Games: Intergroup Coalitional Play Fighting as a Means of Comparative Coalition Formability Assessment

Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences Vol/Iss. 15(2) American Psychological Association Washington, D.C. Published In Pages: 91-110
By Scalise Sugiyama, Michelle, Mendoza, Marcela, Sugiyama, Lawrence


Hunter-gatherer societies with coalitional play fighting will periodically play team contact games against outgroups (will exhibit intergroup coalitional play fighting).


Out of 54 hunter-gatherer societies for which coalitional play fighting was described, 44 (81%) exhibited intergroup coalitional play fighting.


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