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Description - Primate Psychology by Dario Maestripieri

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 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 Details

ISBN: 9780674018471
ISBN-10: 0674018478
Format: Paperback
(227mm x 151mm x 30mm)
Pages: 640
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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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. Michael Tomasello is Co-Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. He is the author of First Verbs and the coauthor of Primate Cognition.

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