Universität Wien FIND

300397 SE Comparative Anthropology: Physiological and Behavioral Constraints in Humans and Non-Human Primates (2022W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 15 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch



Beginn: Donnerstag, 6. Oktober 2022, 9:45 bis 11:15, digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Contents: The course includes 5 chapters. (1) “Sexual attractiveness of secondary sex characters” (coloration, morphology in relation to expression rates, methodological approaches of analyzing such characters; HPA and HPG axis). (2) “Socio economics or -dynamics of reproduction” (number of births, sex ratio at births). (3) “Violent and aggressive Behavior” (sexual dimorphism, serotonergic system, steroids). (4) “Cooperation” (types of cooperation, constraints of cooperation such as social rank respectively SES, cooperation, direct and indirect reciprocity, punishment of non-reciprocators among co-working employees, psychological and physiological stress symptoms in relation to HPA axis activity). (5) “Molecular biology of social rank” (COMT metabolism, cortisol metabolism – including receptor physiology, COMT polymorphism).

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Written exam, candidates select a chapter or a specific topic of the lecture and write an assay, 500 to 700 words. The candidates have to email their work to the lecturer during the examination day.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab



Will be provided by the lecturer

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MAN 3, MAN W4, M-WZB, UF BU 10, UF MA BU 01

Letzte Änderung: Mi 12.10.2022 13:10