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Primate Psychology

Edited By: Dario Maestripieri

619 pages, Illus, tabs

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 | #154606 | ISBN: 0674018478
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | #142357 | ISBN: 067401152X
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The contributors, 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 argue for an integration of human and primate research, on grounds of a shared breadth of context-sensitive behaviour.

In this pathbreaking book, the editor and contributors look at primate behavior from a body of theory that was developed through the study of humans...Twenty-nine leading specialists examine a tremendous range of topics. Bravely conceived and well executed, this edited volume will go a long way toward uniting a field that in the past has been hopelessly fragmented within the academic isolation of many different departments and journals. -- F. S. Szalay Choice 20040401 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. The editor, Dario Maestripieri, has included papers that point out gaps in our knowledge: for example, what has and has not been studied in conflict resolution among primates. -- Maggie McDonald New Scientist 20051001 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. New Scientist


Contents

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

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Biography

Dario Maestripieri is Associate Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago.

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