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Affiliation in Nonhuman Animals

  • By: Charles T. Snowdon
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Humans are not the only species to form affiliative relationships. Affiliative behavior similar to what is seen in human beings is common throughout nonhuman animals from primates through invertebrates. However, since researchers cannot obtain verbal reports from other ...

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