Primate Psychology by Dario MaestripieriPrimate Psychology by Dario Maestripieri

Primate Psychology

EditorDario MaestripieriContribution byFilippo Aureli, Jo-Anne Bachorowski

Paperback | September 6, 2005

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In more ways than we may sometimes care to acknowledge, the human being is just another primate--it is certainly only very rarely that researchers into cognition, emotion, personality, and behavior in our species and in other primates come together to compare notes and share insights. This book, one of the few comprehensive attempts at integrating behavioral research into human and nonhuman primates, does precisely that--and in doing so, offers a clear, in-depth look at the mutually enlightening work being done in psychology and primatology.

Relying on theories of behavior derived from psychology rather than ecology or biological anthropology, the authors, internationally known experts in primatology and psychology, focus primarily on social processes in areas including aggression, conflict resolution, sexuality, attachment, parenting, social development and affiliation, cognitive development, social cognition, personality, emotions, vocal and nonvocal communication, cognitive neuroscience, and psychopathology. They show nonhuman primates to be far more complex, cognitively and emotionally, than was once supposed, with provocative implications for our understanding of supposedly unique human characteristics. Arguing that both human and nonhuman primates are distinctive for their wide range of context-sensitive behaviors, their work makes a powerful case for the future integration of human and primate behavioral research.

Dario Maestripieri is Associate Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago.
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Title:Primate PsychologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:640 pages, 8.94 × 5.94 × 1.19 inPublished:September 6, 2005Publisher:HarvardLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0674018478

ISBN - 13:9780674018471

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Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. The Past, Present, and Future of Primate Psychology Dano Maestripieri
  2. Aggression J. Dee Higley
  3. Conflict Resolution Peter G. Judge
  4. Sexuality Kim Wallen, Julia L. Zehr, Rebecca A. Herman, and Franklynn C. Graves
  5. Attachment Dano Maestripieri
  6. Parenting Lynn A. Fairbanks
  7. Social Development and Affiliation James R. Roney and Dario Maestripieri
  8. Comparing Cognitive Development Jesse M. Bering and Daniel J. Povinelli
  9. Social Cognition Josep Call and Michael Tomasello
  10. Personality Samuel D. Gosling, Scott O. Lilienfeld and Lori Marino
  11. Emotions and Behavioral Flexibility Filippo Aureli and Andrew Whiten
  12. Nonvocal Communication Lisa A. Parr and Dano Maestripieri
  13. Nonlinguistic Vocal Communication Michael J. Owren, Drew Kendall, and Jo-Anne Bachorowski
  14. Language Duane M. Rumbaugh, Michael J. Beran, and E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh
  15. Brain Substrates for Communication, Cognition, and Handedness William D. Hopkins, Dawn L. Pilcher, and Claudio Cantalupo
  16. Psychopathology Alfonso Troisi
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index

Editorial Reviews

Primate Psychology is a fascinating update of this field of research, written by 29 specialists. It deals with humans as well as other primates, a rare integration, and is enlightening when looking at social processes such as parenting.