Behavior of Nonhuman Primates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228204, 9781483259819

Behavior of Nonhuman Primates, Volume 1

1st Edition

Modern Research Trends

Editors: Allan M. Schrier Harry F. Harlow Fred Stollnitz
eBook ISBN: 9781483259819
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1965
Page Count: 336
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Table of Contents


List of Contributors

Preface

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

References

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

References

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

References

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

References

Chapter 5 Associative Problems

I. Introduction

II. Discrimination Problems

III. Discrimination Reversal Problems

IV. Alternation Problems

V. Similarity and Dissimilarity Problems

VI. Conclusions

References

Chapter 6 Operant Conditioning

I. Introduction

II. Behavior Controlled by Aversive Stimuli

III. Discriminative Behavior

IV. Summary

References

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

References

Appendix

Author Index—Volume I

Subject Index—Volumes I and II

Description

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.


Details

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

About the Editors

Allan M. Schrier Editor

Harry F. Harlow Editor

Fred Stollnitz Editor