Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child: A Classic 1935 Comparative Study of Ape Emotions and Intelligence

Hardcover | March 15, 2002

byN. N. Ladygina-KohtsEditorFrans B. M. De WaalTranslated byBoris Vekker

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This edition presents the first complete English translation of N.N. Ladygina-Kohts' journal chronicling her pioneering work with the chimpanzee, Joni. The journal entries describe and compare the instincts, emotions, play, and habits of her son Rudy and Joni as each develops. Firstpublished in Moscow in 1935 as a memoir in the Darwin Museum Series, this edition has 120 photographs, 46 drawings and an introduction by Allen and Beatrix Gardner of the Center for Advanced Study at the University of Nevada, as well as a Foreword and an Afterword by Lisa A. Parr, Signe Preuschoft,and Frans B. M. de Waal of the Living Links Center at Emory University.

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This edition presents the first complete English translation of N.N. Ladygina-Kohts' journal chronicling her pioneering work with the chimpanzee, Joni. The journal entries describe and compare the instincts, emotions, play, and habits of her son Rudy and Joni as each develops. Firstpublished in Moscow in 1935 as a memoir in the Darwi...

Frans de Waal is C.H. Candler Professor of Psychology and Director of Yerkes' Living Links Center at Emory University, Atlanta.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:592 pages, 9.29 × 6.18 × 1.5 inPublished:March 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195135652

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Table of Contents

ForewordIntroduction to the English EditionDedicationPrefaceIntroductionPart I. Descriptive. Behavior of Infant Chimpanzee1. Description of the Chimpanzee2. Chimpanzee's Emotions: Their Expressions and Their Stimuli3. Chimpanzee's Instincts4. Chimpanzee's Play5. Chimpanzee's Circumspect Behavior (Deception and Slyness)6. Using Tools7. Chimpanzee's Imitations8. Chimpanzee's Memory9. Conditional Language of Gestures and Sounds10. Natural Sounds of the ChimpanzeePart II. Analytical. Behavior of Human Child. Comparative Psychological Study11. Human and Chimpanzee: Comparison of Appearances12. Human Emotions and Emotions of the Chimpanzee13. Comparison of Human Instincts with Instincts of Chimpanzee14. Human Play and Play of the Chimpanzee15. Memory and Habits of the Human Child (Conditioned Reflex Acts)Part III. Synthesis. Biopsychological Similarities and Dissimilarities in the Behavior of Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child16. Similarities in Behavior of Human and Chimpanzee17. Differences in the Behavior of Human and ChimpanzeeConclusionNotesAcknowledgementsAfterword: Research on Facial Emotion in Chimpanzees, 75 Years Since KohtsReferences

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"Part of the charm of the book is that it allows one to lean over the author's shoulder and share her sense of discovery as a multitude of similarities between the childhood preoccupations of ape and child were discovered for the first time by her and as the equally profound mental differencesbegan to emerge . . .But the pride of place goes to Khots's analysis of emotions and their expression----a topic that was nearly taboo during behaviorism's dominance and is still being only haltingly addressed by animal researchers today. . . Her work is a model of good science insofar as her firstpriority was to describe and document. Her text is supplemented by a photographic gallery that, amazingly, remains unequaled in our image-conscious times . . . A final major value of Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child is that today's students and other thoughtful readers should find it an intriguingchallenge."--Science