By Allan M. Schrier, Fred Stollnitz
Habit of Nonhuman Primates: glossy learn developments, quantity four offers info pertinent to investigate on habit of nonhuman primates. This e-book provides a scientific research of reminiscence procedures in animals.
Organized into 4 chapters, this quantity starts off with an outline of the implication of the most obvious similarity of monkeys and people in interproblem studying. this article then provides a sequence of investigations of the retention of object-discrimination studying by way of learning-set-experienced rhesus monkeys. different chapters ponder the aptitude of chimpanzees to deal with at the least rudimentary levels of definite larger psychological features. This booklet discusses besides the communicative habit of animals, which is analogous to the remainder of animal habit in that it's ruled through normal perceptual, motor, motivational, and associative legislation. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with the most accomplishments of a software designed to educate language to a chimpanzee.
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Independence and freedom for play, with a minimum of social responsibility and personal risk. The hampering limitations of infancy have been escaped—the individual is no longer tied to the mother's apron strings— and the major burdens of s elf-maintenance and defense, of reproduction and social cooperation, have not yet been assumed" ( Yerkes, 1943, p. 55 ). Standing as it does between the helplessness of infancy and the selfsufficiency of adulthood, chimpanzee childhood presents an intriguing spectacle to the psychologist.
Essentially no play appeared in the total isolates until the 24th week of playroom experience, and what little play did occur was between the members of the totally isolated pair. The normal threat response, which survives semi-isolation, is almost obliterated by 6 months of total social FIG. 19. Self-clutching by 6-month-old rhesus monkey. 319 8. THE AFFECTIONAL SYSTEMS isolation (Fig. 21). Furthermore, the totally socially isolated monkeys never threatened the semi-isolated infants even though they were frequently subjected to abusive and even dangerous aggression by their semi-isolated playroom partners.
Unfortunately, there is no record concerning this baboon's early social experiences but he must have met either the wrong female at the right time or the right female at the wrong time. Normal adult male and female sexual positioning is illustrated in Fig. 27, A and B, and Fig. 28. In its full-blown form it is characterized by dorsoventral mounting by FIG. 27. A and B: Normal adult-type heterosexual responsiveness. C and D: Abnormal adult-type heterosexual responsiveness. the male, both hands grasping the female's buttocks, and both feet clasping the female's legs.