Language and Intelligence in Monkeys and Apes
Comparative Developmental Perspectives
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Language and Intelligence in Monkeys and Apes by Sue Taylor Parker
Book DescriptionThis is the first collection of articles completely and explicitly devoted to the new field of 'comparative developmental evolutionary psychology' - that is, to studies of primate abilities based on frameworks drawn from developmental psychology and evolutionary biology. These frameworks include Piagetian and neo-Piagetian models as well as psycholinguistic ones. The articles in this collection - originating in Japan, Spain, Italy, France, Canada and the United States - represent a variety of backgrounds in human and nonhuman primate research, including psycholinguistics, developmental psychology, cultural and physical anthropology, ethology, and comparative psychology. The book focuses on such areas as the nature of culture, intelligence, language, and imitation; the differences among species in mental abilities and developmental patterns; and the evolution of life histories and of mental abilities and their neurological bases. The species studied include the African grey parrot, cebus and macaque monkeys, gorillas, orangutans, and both common and pygmy chimpanzees.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521459693
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sue Taylor Parker
Mentalities of Gorillas and Orangutans, Paperback (November 2006)
This interesting 1999 study sets gorilla and orangutan cognitive abilities in context with the other great apes and humans.
Self-awareness in Animals and Humans, Paperback (May 2006)
Self-Awareness in Animals and Humans is a collection of original articles on self-awareness in monkeys, apes, humans, and other species.
Origins of Intelligence, Paperback (October 2000)
Drawing evidence from scores of studies on monkeys, great apes, and human children, this book provides unique insights into ontogenetic constraints that have interacted with selective forces to shape the evolution of cognitive development in our lineage.
Reaching into Thought, Paperback (November 1998)» View all books by Sue Taylor Parker
This book investigates current field and theoretical information on great ape cognition.
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