Primate Behavior

Primate Behavior

Developments in Field and Laboratory Research

1st Edition - January 1, 1971

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  • Editor: Leonard A. Rosenblum
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271828

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Primate Behavior: Developments in Field and Laboratory Research, Volume 2, features a collection of papers that points toward the significance and efficacy of the interspecific and interenvironmental comparative approaches to the study of primate behavior. Continuing the general theme of the series, this volume combines a number of papers varying in scope and focus, ranging from extensive individual studies to comprehensive review. It allows workers from a variety of biological disciplines to obtain a more substantial grasp of primate behavior. The book contains five chapters and begins with a study on the behavior of rhesus macaques in several locales in India, providing substantial new material on the behavior of these species in ecological context. This is followed by separate chapters that present comparative studies of the behavior of Callicebus and Saimiri in field and laboratory settings of varying types; experiments on communication of affect in monkeys; and a review of behavior involved in parturition throughout the primate order.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contributors


    Contents of Volume 1

    The Rhesus Monkey in North India: an Ecological and Behavioral Study

    I. Introduction

    II. Distribution of the Species

    III. Habitat Description

    IV. Study Methods

    V. Characteristics of the Study Population

    VI. Group Ranging Behavior

    VII. Social Behavior and Social Organization

    VIII. Summary and Conclusions


    Field and Laboratory Studies of Social Organization in Saimiri and Callicebus

    I. Introduction

    II. Saimiri and Callicebus: Naturalistic Data

    III. Establishing a Laboratory Colony

    IV. Comparative Studies of Social Organization in Saimiri and Callicebus

    V. Sources on Social Organization

    VI. Summary


    Experimental Studies of Communication in the Monkey

    I. Introduction

    II. Field Studies of the Primates

    III. Laboratory Studies of Communications and Social Behavior in Primates

    IV. Some Experimental Studies of the Communication of Affects in Monkeys

    V. The Effects of Social Deprivation During Infancy on Cooperative Conditioning

    VI. Conclusions


    Parturition in Primates: Behavior Related to Birth

    I. Introduction

    Π. Prosimians

    III. New World Monkeys

    IV. Old World Monkeys

    V. Apes

    VI. Humans

    VII. Discussion


    The Social Behavior of Gibbons in Relation to a Conservation Program

    I. Introduction: the Conservation Problem

    II. Status of Wild Gibbon Populations in Thailand

    III. Experimental Island Colony of Free-Ranging Gibbons

    IV. Conclusion

    V. A Conservation Program for Gibbons


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 280
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1971
  • Published: January 1, 1971
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483271828

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Leonard A. Rosenblum

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