Primate Behavior

Primate Behavior

Developments in Field and Laboratory Research

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: Leonard A. Rosenblum
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272726

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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


    Learning Skills of Anthropoids

    I. Introduction

    II. Discussion

    III. Transfer Index Assessments of Anthropoid Learning

    IV. Trends: Present and Future


    Primate Status Hierarchies

    I. Introduction: the Significance of the Concept and Its Measurements

    II. Research Approach

    III. Results and Discussion

    IV. Summary and Conclusion


    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


    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


    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


    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. Maternal Behavior and the Mother-Infant Relationship

    X. Dominance Behavior

    XI. Grooming Behavior

    XII. Play Behavior

    XIII. Patterns of Sexual Behavior

    XIV. The Troop: Its Structure, Fluidity, Function, and Adaptability

    XV. Conclusion

    Appendix: The Dominance Repertoire


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 414
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483272726

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Leonard A. Rosenblum

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