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Primate Psychology by Dario Maestripieri
Book DescriptionIn 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 behaviour 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 behavioural research into human and non-human 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 behaviour derived from psychology rather than ecology or biological anthropology, 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 non-vocal communication, cognitive neuroscience and psychopathology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674018471
(227mm x 151mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 13-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Games Primates Play, Paperback (May 2012)
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Macachiavellian Intelligence, Hardback (November 2007)» View all books by Dario Maestripieri
Rhesus macaques have adapted to such diverse environments as mountain forests, dry grasslands, and urban sprawl. This book explains a society that is as much human as monkey, with hierarchies and power struggles. It aims to teach us about humans as it does about macaques, presenting various views of our humanity as seen through the monkey.
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Author Biography - Dario Maestripieri
Dario Maestripieri is Associate Professor of Human Development, Psychology, and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago.
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