Behavior of Nonhuman Primates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780126291049, 9781483259741

Behavior of Nonhuman Primates, Volume 4

1st Edition

Modern Research Trends

Editors: Allan M. Schrier Fred Stollnitz
eBook ISBN: 9781483259741
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1971
Page Count: 256
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Table of Contents

List of Contributors


Contents of Previous Volumes

Chapter 1 Retention of Discriminations and an Analysis of Learning Set

I. Introduction

II. Experiments on Retention

III. General Discussion

IV. Summary


Chapter 2 Higher Mental Functions of a Home-Raised Chimpanzee

I. Introduction

II. The Education of a Chimpanzee

III. Instrumentation and Manipulation Problems

IV. Number Perception

V. Concept-Handling Ability

VI. Sequence Learning

Vn. Communication

VIII. Summary


Chapter 3 Two-Way Communication with an Infant Chimpanzee

I. Introduction

II. The Medium of Communication

III. The Experimental Subject

IV. Laboratory Conditions

V. Teaching

VI. Vocabulary

VII. Testing

VIII. Combinations

IX. Comparative Psychology of Two-Way Communication


Chapter 4 On the Assessment of Language Competence in the Chimpanzee

I. Introduction

II. Word

III. The Interrogative

IV. Metalanguage

V. Dimensional Classes (Color, Shape, Size)

VI. Sentence

VII. Logical Connectives: If-Then

VIII. Training Procedures

IX. Internal Representation: When Is a Piece of Plastic a Word?

X. Summary and Conclusions


Author Index

Subject Index


Behavior of Nonhuman Primates: Modern Research Trends, Volume 4 provides information pertinent to research on behavior of nonhuman primates. This book presents a systematic investigation of memory processes in animals.

Organized into four chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the implication of the obvious similarity of monkeys and humans in interproblem learning. This text then presents a series of investigations of the retention of object-discrimination learning by learning-set-experienced rhesus monkeys. Other chapters consider the capability of chimpanzees to handle at least rudimentary stages of certain higher mental functions. This book discusses as well the communicative behavior of animals, which is similar to the rest of animal behavior in that it is governed by general perceptual, motor, motivational, and associative laws. The final chapter deals with the main accomplishments of a program designed to teach language to a chimpanzee.

This book is a valuable resource for students and research workers.


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About the Editors

Allan M. Schrier Editor

Fred Stollnitz Editor