Primate Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125340014, 9781483272726

Primate Behavior

1st Edition

Developments in Field and Laboratory Research

Editors: Leonard A. Rosenblum
eBook ISBN: 9781483272726
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 414
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Primate Behavior: Developments in Field and Laboratory Research, Volume 1, was created to fill the need for a publication series which can provide a continuing arena of discourse for all those scientists of varying disciplines concerned with the behavior of primates. It is expected that the participants in this new serial publication and those who will find interest and value in the material it contains will be drawn from a wide array of scientific disciplines, including psychology, anthropology, zoology, psychiatry, physiology, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, and space technology. The present volume contains six chapters and begins with a review of the far-ranging literature on learning in the several species of anthropoids. The next three chapters review current knowledge regarding the various dimensions of abnormal behavior in primates; analyze the multidimensional concept of dominance; and detail the diversity and communality of behavior patterns in a number of tree shrew species. The final two chapters develop a conceptual approach toward and the empirical foundations of the study of social attachments in monkeys, and presents an extensive field study on the Nilgiri langur in South India, respectively.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors Preface Learning Skills of Anthropoids I. Introduction II. Discussion III. Transfer Index Assessments of Anthropoid Learning IV. Trends: Present and Future References Primate Status Hierarchies I. Introduction: the Significance of the Concept and Its Measurements II. Research Approach III. Results and Discussion IV. Summary and Conclusion References Unlearned Responses, Differential Rearing Experiences, and the Development of Social Attachments by Rhesus Monkeys I. Introduction II. The Self-Selection Circus III. Species Preferences of Macaques IV. Sex Preferences V. Other Evidence for Unlearned Social Stimulus Effects VI. Preference for like-Reared Animals VII. Attachment and Very Early Social Experiences VIII. Maternal Experiences and Attachment IX. Summary and Conclusions References Behavior of Tree Shrews I. Introduction II. The Nervous System III. The Reproductive System IV. Selected Anatomical Features V. Cytological Evidence VI. Paleontological Evidence VII. Studies of Behavior of Tree Shrews VIII. Discussion References Abnormal Behavior in Primates I. Introduction II. Captivity III. Age and Sex IV. "Abnormalities" Associated with Birth V. Maternal Experience in Captive but Feral-Raised Monkeys VI. Peer Deprivation VII. Mother-Infant Separation VIII. Rearing in Social Isolation IX. Maternal Punishment or Maternal Indifference X. Summary References The Nilgiri Langur (Presbytis johnii) of South India I. Material and Methods II. Morphology and Taxonomy III. Geographical Distribution and Ecological Niche IV. Troop Dynamics V. Diet and Feeding Habits VI. The Communication Matrix VII. Characteristics of the Home Range VIII. Territorial Behavior IX.


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