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Social Climbers [videorecording] / Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Elliott, Peter (host). Gillbe, Matthew (director). Smith, Matt J. (producer). Jameson, Jack (director). Trackman, Toby (director). Reilly, Mike (director). Ward, Dave (director). Headley, Claire (production coordinator). Kershaw, Justine (producer). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Added Author).
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Subject: Human behavior > Animal models
Monkeys > Behavior
Apes > Behavior
Social behavior in animals
Collective behavior
Socialization
Social psychology
Rejection (Psychology)
Interpersonal relations
Science
Biology
Social sciences
Psychology

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  • Physical Description: 1 streaming video (45 min 02 sec)
  • Publisher: Toronto : Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 2013

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General Note: From the Curio.ca channel: National Geographic Channel.
Restrictions on Access Note: Access restricted to Curio.ca channel subscribers
Creation/Production Credits Note: Director: Gillbe, Matthew ; Producer: Smith, Matt J. ; Director: Jameson, Jack ; Director: Trackman, Toby ; Director: Reilly, Mike ; Director: Ward, Dave ; Production Coordinator: Headley, Claire ; Producer: Kershaw, Justine.
Participant or Performer Note: Host: Elliott, Peter.
Summary: Primates are highly social, and most primate species live in groups. Being part of a social group is key to survival, so apes will do everything they can to avoid being excluded. But living in big groups isn't easy – it takes a lot of intelligence to form and maintain the number of relationships necessary to ensure you don't get forgotten, or kicked out. Humans have evolved to have the largest social groups of the great apes. From a very young age, we humans strive to be accepted, and, like other apes, do everything we can to avoid exclusion and isolation. This episode explores how to spot those similar ape tactics at work when people are trying to get to the top or trying to get out of trouble.
Language Note: In English.
Source of Description Note: Source of description from Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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