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


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


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