Books  Mammals  Primates 

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

Series: Series in Affective Science Classics

By: NN Ladygina-Kohts(Editor), Frans BM de Waal(Editor), Boris Vekker(Translated by)

452 pages, b/w plates, illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press USA

Hardback | Mar 2002 | #117304 | ISBN: 0195135652
Availability: Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks Details
NHBS Price: £50.99 $67/€58 approx

About this book

N.N. Ladygina-Kohts earned her degree in comparative psychology at Moscow University in 1917, then became the first curator of the Darwin Museum in Moscow. Her pioneering work with the chimpanzee, Joni, was reported throughout the continent during her lifetime, earning her a series of honors in the Soviet Union. Unfortunately, Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child, her diary comparing Joni's development with that of her son, Rudy, had never been translated completely. This volume presents the first complete English translation.

"A unique descriptive achievement [...] a healthy provocation to the modern reader's habitual psychological pigeon-holing [...] Today's students and other thoughtful readers should find in it an intriguing challenge: Much might be gained by convincingly filling the gap between the richness of the objective descriptions laid so generously before them and the justification of legitimate bases for ascribing particular states of emotion to these behaviors."
– Andrew Whiten, Science


Part 1: Descriptive. Behavior of Infant Chimpanzee
1: Description of the Chimpanzee
2: Chimpanzee's Emotions: Their Expressions and Their Stimuli
3: Chimpanzee's Instincts
4: Chimpanzee's Play
5: Chimpanzee's Circumspect Behavior (Deception and Slyness)
6: Using Tools
7: Chimpanzee's Imitations
8: Chimpanzee's Memory
9: Conditional Language of Gestures and Sounds
10: Natural Sounds of the Chimpanzee

Part 2: Analytical. Behaviour of Human Child. Comparative Psychological Study
11: Human and Chimpanzee: Comparison of Appearances
12: Human Emotion and Emotions of the Chimpanzee
13: Comparison of Human Instincts with Instincts of Chimpanzee
14: Human Play and Play of the Chimpanzee
15: Memory and Habits of the Human Child (Conditioned Reflex Acts)

Part 3: Synthesis. Biopsychological Similarities and Dissimilarities in the Behavior of Infant Chimpanzee and Human Child
16: Similarities in Behavior of Human and Chimpanzee
17: Differences in the Behavior of Human and Chimpanzee

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this book. Be the first to review this book!

Bestsellers in this subject

Primates of the World

NHBS Special Offer Price: £17.99 £23.99 (Save £6.00) $24/€20 approx (ends 30/09/2018)

Lemurs of Madagascar

NHBS Price: £34.99 $46/€39 approx

Primates of Africa - Poster

NHBS Price: £16.60 inc VAT $22/€19 approx

Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 3: Primates

NHBS Price: £144.99 $191/€164 approx

Lemurs of Madagascar: Diurnal and Cathemeral Lemurs

NHBS Price: £6.29 £6.99 (Save £0.70) $8/€7 approx

VAT: GB 407 4846 44
NHBS Ltd is registered in England and Wales: 1875194