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 also participate in mock warfare.


Out of 54 hunter-gatherer societies for which coalitional play fighting was described, 24 (44%) exhibited evidence of mock warfare.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Descriptive statisticsSupport claimedN/AN/AN/A


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
Coalitional Play FightingUNKNOWNGames, Athletic Sports
Mock WarfareUNKNOWNAthletic Sports