Behavior of Nonhuman Primates

Behavior of Nonhuman Primates

Modern Research Trends

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editors: Allan M. Schrier, Harry F. Harlow, Fred Stollnitz
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483259819

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Behavior of Nonhuman Primates: Modern Research Trends, Volume I focuses on studies on the dynamics of behavior of nonhuman primates. The selection first offers information on discrete-trial training techniques and stimulus variables and discrimination-learning sets. Discussions focus on the characteristics of learning-set behavior, procedural variables, basic learning-set procedures, renaissance of contiguity, border cues and additivity, and contiguity and automation. The text then ponders on hypothesis behavior and delayed-response problem, including variations of the delayed-response problem; delayed response and discrimination learning contrasted; and the hypothesis model and its application to the object-discrimination-learning-set experiment. The manuscript examines associative problems and operant conditioning. Topics include discriminative behavior, similarity and dissimilarity problems, alternation problems, discrimination reversal problems, discrimination problems, and behavior controlled by aversive stimuli. The text is a valuable reference for researchers interested in the behavior of nonhuman primates.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume II

    Chapter 1 Discrete-Trial Training Techniques and Stimulus Variables

    I. Introduction

    II. Some Classic Procedures and Results

    III. On Working with the Wisconsin General Test Apparatus

    IV. Some Facts about the Properties of Objects

    V. On Border Cues and Additivity

    VI. The Renaissance of Contiguity

    VII. On Contiguity and Color Patterns

    VIII. On Contiguity and Automation

    IX. Some Final Observations and Conclusions


    Chapter 2 Discrimination-Learning Sets

    I. Introduction

    II. Basic Learning-Set Procedures

    III. Procedural Variables

    IV. Characteristics of Learning-Set Behavior

    V. Special Learning-Set Procedures

    VI. Theoretical Interpretations


    Chapter 3 Hypothesis Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. The Hypothesis Model and Its Application to the Object-Discrimination-Learning-Set Experiment

    III. An Experiment Designed to Test the Model

    IV. Analysis of Intraproblem Oddity Data

    V. Discussion


    Chapter 4 The Delayed-Response Problem

    I. Introduction

    II. An Analysis of the Delayed-Response Problem

    III. Determining Variables

    IV. Delayed Response and Discrimination Learning Contrasted

    V. Variations of the Delayed-Response Problem

    VI. Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 5 Associative Problems

    I. Introduction

    II. Discrimination Problems

    III. Discrimination Reversal Problems

    IV. Alternation Problems

    V. Similarity and Dissimilarity Problems

    VI. Conclusions


    Chapter 6 Operant Conditioning

    I. Introduction

    II. Behavior Controlled by Aversive Stimuli

    III. Discriminative Behavior

    IV. Summary


    Chapter 7 Primate Learning in Comparative Perspective

    I. Introduction

    II. Conditioning

    III. Discrimination Learning

    IV. Double Alternation

    V. Delayed Response

    VI. Multiple-Sign Learning

    VII. Conclusions



    Author Index—Volume I

    Subject Index—Volumes I and II

Product details

  • No. of pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483259819

About the Editors

Allan M. Schrier

Harry F. Harlow

Fred Stollnitz

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