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


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. Conclu


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.


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Allan M. Schrier Editor

Harry F. Harlow Editor

Fred Stollnitz Editor