Commentary: Primatology and the post-election

When a chimpanzee claims the role of alpha male, there is rarely a peaceful transfer of power. The new leader, who is being watched carefully by the rest of the social group, must physically defeat his predecessor. It is a noisy affair, punctuated by screams, stomps and bruised egos. In the end, a new leader emerges.Human leadership is similar to that of our closest ancestors, with the rise to alpha status all too often requiring overt displays of dominance. Studies show that people prefer dominant leaders, especially during times of instability.Donald Trump has led as a domineering alpha. He …

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