Hyena studies show that winning children are more likely to be winning
discussion is a large number have been made. Meanwhile, a joint research team at Bar-Ilan University and Michigan State University analyzed the social structure of Hyena and reported the results of a study stating that 'the social status of a child depends on the social status of a parent.'
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There has been a lot of debate about the discourse that 'parental power is a big factor in individual success', and in 2018, 'the untalented child born in a wealthy family' was 'born in a poor family'. It turns out that a higher percentage of 'talented children' have graduated from college. It has been shown that the environment has a stronger impact on success than innate talent.
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The research team has been working on hyena kinship and herd composition for 20 years in the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya to see if these effects of parental social status on children also occur in non-human social animals. Using the data tracked over the above, we examined the relationship between the status of mothers and the status of children in the population.
Hyenas are known to be led by females, with multiple families forming a herd. As a result of this study, it was found that in the case of hyena children who were in a high position in the flock, it is better to continue to belong to the same flock as the flock to which the mother belonged. On the other hand, it was found that hyena children, who were in a lower position in the herd, live longer if they belong to a different herd than their mother.
Amyar Iranie, a member of the research team who studies animal sociology, said, 'The descendants of high-ranking mothers have a stronger social status. This may be like a'silver spoon'. High-ranking hyena children can be placed in high positions by imitating their position within the group of mothers. If the mother's position is low, it is better to join another group. It will be, 'he said, emphasizing that the status of the mother has a great influence on the status of the child.
But in subsequent years offspring of high-ranked mothers have stronger social inheritance. This may be like a “silver spoon”: copy your parents if they are successful. Do differently if they are “losers”. Indeed offspring of low-ranked mothers become more social than their mother— Amiyaal Ilany (@amiyaal) July 15, 2021
Josh Firth , a researcher in animal sociology at Oxford University, said, 'The results of this study on hyena show the impact of human mothers and fathers on children's relationships.' It's easy to think that the person you build a relationship with is determined by your actions. ”But our relationships are strongly influenced by our parents,” he said. It claims to be strongly influenced by the parent generation as well.
In addition, Mr. Firth said that he has confirmed the phenomenon that social status is inherited between generations even in birds and great tit that are known to form a flock, 'The results shown in hyena and great tit are in the natural world. It will be a guide to elucidate the system of. '