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Main Title Personality and Temperament in Nonhuman Primates [electronic resource] /
Author Weiss, Alexander.
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King, James E.
Murray, Lindsay.
Publisher Springer New York : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QL1-991
ISBN 9781461401766
Subjects Life sciences. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Zoology.
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Collation XIV, 346 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Beginnings of Personality Measurement in Non Human Primates -- Chapter 1. Individual Characteristics - Weaving Psychological and Ethological Approaches Joan Stevenson-Hinde and Camilla A. Hinde -- Some Basic Issues in Personality Measurement in Non Human Primates -- Chapter 2. Comparison of Methods for Assessing Personality in Non-Human Primates Hanni Freeman, Samuel d. Gosling, and Steven J. Shapiro -- Chapter 3. Personality in Nonhuman Primates: What We Can Learn from Personality Psychology Jana Uher -- Chapter 4. Personality from the Perspective of a Primatologist James E. King and Alexander Weiss -- Empirical Studies -- Chapter 5. Objective Behavioral Tests of Temperament in Nonhuman Primates Lynn A. Fairbanks and Matthew J. Jorgensen -- Chapter 6. Predicting Primate Behavior from Personality Ratings Lindsay Murray -- Chapter 7. Primate Personality and Behavioral Endocrimology Stephanie F. Anestis -- Chapter 8. Chimpanzee Faces under the Magnifying Glass: Emerging Methods Reveal Cross- Species Similarities and Individuality -- Kim A. Bard, Augusta D. Gaspar, and Sarah-Jane Vick -- Chapter 9. Nonhuman Primate Personality and Immunity: Mechanisms of Health and Disease John P. Capitanio -- Chapter 10. Impulsivity and Aggression as Personality Traits in Nonhuman Primates J. Dee Higley, Stephan J. Suomi, and Andrew C. Chaffin -- Chapter 11. Reactivity and Behavioral Inhibition as Personality Traits in Nonhuman Primates Stephan J. Suomi, Andrew C. Chaffin, and J. Dee Higley -- Chapter 12. Behavioral Syndromes: A behavioral Ecologist's view on the Evolutionary and Ecological Implications of Animal Personality Andrew Sih . The result of a symposium hosted by the American Society of Primatologists, this volume attests to the huge strides made in recent decades by researchers studying primates and their behavior. Research into the notion of 'personality' in nonhuman primates can be traced back to the 1930s and 40s, when primatologists began to notice large individual differences in the behavioral and emotional disposition of monkeys and apes. Jane Goodall's work at Gombe National Park pushed the field further, but its perceived anthropomorphism was frowned on for a time. Undeterred, primatologists continued to investigate aspects of personality at Gombe. Peter Buirski's 'Emotions Profile Index' and the Madingley questionnaire used by Joan Stevenson-Hinde and her group were vital developments and even informed work in other species. With contributions from some of the leading researchers currently exploring the topic, this collection fulfils a need for a comprehensive survey of the latest developments in the study of personality and temperament in nonhuman primates. Yet it also contextualizes the subject by covering early work in the field as well as key ongoing issues such as methodology. A series of chapters then provide analysis of empirical studies that investigate aspects of primate temperament as diverse as impulsivity and aggression and the ecological implications of animal personality. This publication, then, demonstrates the richness and diversity of the field as well as being a source of inspiration for researchers dedicated to investigating the subject.