How do people’s deep-seated motivations cause them to behave in ways that either promote or undermine effective group functioning?

Charleen Case takes an evolutionary approach to the study of leadership, social hierarchy, and intragroup competition. She investigates the motivational, cognitive, and endocrinological processes that underlie the attainment and maintenance of social relationships, with an emphasis on exploring the fundamental motives underlying the way people behave in social hierarchies and coalitions.