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: 9781483261393

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Behavior of Nonhuman Primates: Modern Research Trends focuses on research on the behavior of nonhuman primates, including social behavior, life history, and discrimination. The selection first offers information on the affectional systems and determinants of social behavior in young chimpanzees. Topics include infant-mother, maternal, age-mate or peer, and paternal affectional systems, social behavior of young chimpanzees, and the effects of arousal level on social responsiveness. The publication also takes a look at ontogeny of perception and learning and age changes in chimpanzees. Discussions focus on performance on formal tests of behavior, life history, classical conditioning, locomotion and manipulation, single-problem discrimination, and learning sets. The manuscript examines investigative behavior, as well as maintenance of behavior in nonhuman primates by investigatable rewards and determinants of investigative behavior. The publication also evaluates the radiation syndrome and field studies. The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the behavior of nonhuman primates.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume I

    Chapter 8 The Affectional Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. The Infant-Mother Affectional System

    III. The Maternal Affectional System

    IV. The Age-Mate or Peer Affectional System

    V. The Heterosexual Affectional System

    VI. The Paternal Affectional System

    VII. Summary


    Chapter 9 Determinants of Social Behavior in Young Chimpanzees

    I. Introduction

    II. Social Behavior of Young Chimpanzees: Normative Aspects

    III. Effects of Arousal Level on Social Responsiveness

    IV. Functions of Social Response Patterns

    V. Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 10 Ontogeny of Perception

    I. Introduction

    II. Research

    III. Discussion and Theory

    IV. Conclusion


    Chapter 11 Ontogeny of Learning

    I. Introduction

    II. Classical Conditioning

    III. Locomotion and Manipulation

    IV. Single-Problem Discrimination Learning

    V. Learning Sets

    VI. Other Forms of Instrumental Learning

    VII. Overview


    Chapter 12 Age Changes in Chimpanzees

    I. Introduction

    II. Life History

    III. Performance on Formal Tests of Behavior

    IV. Discussion


    Chapter 13 Investigative Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Maintenance of Behavior in Nonhuman Primates by Investigatable Rewards

    III. Determinants of Investigative Behavior

    IV. Discussion


    Chapter 14 The Radiation Syndrome

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Whole-Body Irradiation

    III. Effects of High-Dose Irradiation of the Brain

    IV. Summary and Interpretation


    Chapter 15 Field Studies

    I. Introduction

    II. Ecology

    III. Social Behavior

    IV. Perspectives




    Author Index—Volume II

    Subject Index—Volumes I and II

Product details

  • No. of pages: 359
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483261393

About the Editors

Allan M. Schrier

Harry F. Harlow

Fred Stollnitz

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