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Yerkes, Robert Mearns 1876-1956

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Works: 223 works in 473 publications in 2 languages and 5,870 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Compiler
Classifications: QL737.P9, 599.82
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The great apes : a study of anthropoid life by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
25 editions published between 1929 and 1970 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Solcomhouse presents information on the great apes, including the chimpanzees, orangutans, and gorillas. solcomhouse highlights the natural habitat and the subspecies of the chimpanzee, orangutan, and gorilla. According to the World Conservation Union, the world's 25 most endangered primates include the golden lion tamarin, the Cross River gorilla, the Javan gibbon, and the Hainan gibbon, among others
Chimpanzees; a laboratory colony by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
29 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The new world of science ; its development during the war by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1920 and 1969 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume presents examples of the important contributions of several of the natural sciences and of their related technologies. The primary purpose of the contributors has been to offer to the lay reader an untechnical account of the nature of certain methods and their practical relations to military problems. The editor and every contributor has held clearly in mind the importance of acquainting the public with scientific progress and with typical examples of the dependence of industrial advances upon the development of science. The roles of physical science, chemistry, earth sciences, engineering, biology, medicine, and psychology are discussed"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Army mental tests by Clarence Stone Yoakum ( Book )
14 editions published between 1920 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This volume, in addition to the "Examiner's Guide," (included as a chapter in this book) presents information concerning the backgound and results of psychological examining in the Army as well as indications of the possible uses of similar methods in education and industry"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
The dancing mouse; a study in animal behavior by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
17 editions published between 1907 and 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is the direct result of what, at the time of its occurrence, seemed to be an unimportant incident in the course of my scientific work--the presentation of a pair of dancing mice to the Harvard Psychological Laboratory. My interest in the peculiarities of behavior which the creatures exhibited, as I watched them casually from day to day, soon became experiment-impelling, and almost before I realized it, I was in the midst of an investigation of their senses and intelligence. The longer I observed and experimented with them, the more numerous became the problems which the dancers presented to me for solution. From a study of the senses of hearing and sight I was led to investigate, in turn, the various forms of activity of which the mice are capable; the ways in which they learn to react adaptively to new or novel situations; the facility with which they acquire habits; the duration of habits; the roles of the various senses in the acquisition and performance of certain habitual acts; the efficiency of different methods of training; and the inheritance of racial and individually acquired forms of behavior. The purposes which I have had in mind as I planned and wrote the book are three: first, to present directly, clearly, and briefly the results of my investigation; second, to give as complete an account of the dancing mouse as a thorough study of the literature on the animal and long-continued observation on my own part should make possible; third, to provide a supplementary text-book on mammalian behavior and on methods of studying animal behavior for use in connection with courses in Comparative Psychology, Comparative Physiology, and Animal Behavior"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Almost human by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
10 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A point scale for measuring mental ability by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
10 editions published between 1915 and 1923 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"We offer this report as a contribution to method of mental examining. In the fall of 1913 the writer proposed to Mr. J. W. Bridges the task of aiding him in constructing a measuring scale for intellectual ability which should consist of a single series of tests and in connection with which credit should be given according to the merit of the subject's response. The writer's proposal was forced by the conviction that the Binet Age- Scale, with its several groups of measurements and its 'all-or-none' method of giving credit, was yielding less satisfactory information than the interests of the Psychopathic Hospital demanded. From the first it was our intention to develop a better method rather than to attempt to modify the Binet Scale. Our interest was wholly constructive, and we have been critically destructive only in so far as progress seemed to demand destruction
Introduction to psychology by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
12 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is an outline of psychology.--There are two types of text-books of psychology: the outline and the manual. They differ in purpose and content. An outline is intended primarily to give students a general view of the subject-matter, aims, methods, values, and relations of the science. A manual serves, rather, to present the materials of the science as a definitely organized body of knowledge. The former is a sketch of the science: the latter is a compendium of facts. Unfortunately, both for them and the science, not a few students are introduced to psychology by a manual instead of by an outline. This experience is unfortunate, because only the exceptionally industrious or able student ever discovers what the subject really is and may mean. The manual so overwhelms the average beginner that he loses himself in a turmoil of facts, and remains unappreciative of the science, because he knows neither its aims nor its relations. It is just as important in psychology as in forestry that one should see the wood clearly and understand its general characteristics before undertaking to study its individual trees in detail"--Chapter. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The dancing mouse, and The mind of a gorilla by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chimpanzee intelligence and its vocal expressions by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
7 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mental life of monkeys and apes by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
11 editions published between 1916 and 2010 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychological examining in the United States army by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
8 editions published between 1921 and 2013 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume constitutes a complete account of the history, methods, and results of psychological examining in the United States Army. Part I is the official history of the development of the service and of its conduct during World War I. It is supplemented by reproductions of the printed materials which were devised and used. Part II is devoted to a complete account of the preparation of methods, their characteristics, and their evaluation as practical procedures. In Part III the results of examining are presented in summary fashion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Yale laboratories of comparative psychobiology by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1932 and 1967 in English and German and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A point scale for measuring mental ability, 1923 revision by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1923 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Oestrus, receptivity, and mating in chimpanzee by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
4 editions published between 1936 and 1970 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Modes of behavioral adaptation in chimpanzee to multiple-choice problems by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
6 editions published between 1934 and 1970 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences ( )
7 editions published in 1921 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume constitutes a complete account of the history, methods, and results of psychological examining in the United States Army. Part I is the official history of the development of the service and of its conduct during World War I. It is supplemented by reproductions of the printed materials which were devised and used. Part II is devoted to a complete account of the preparation of methods, their characteristics, and their evaluation as practical procedures. In Part III the results of examining are presented in summary fashion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
A history of psychology in autobiography by Edwin Garrigues Boring ( )
4 editions published in 1952 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It is now fifteen years since the third volume of History of Psychology in Autobiography appeared. These preceding volumes, modelled after the German series Die Philosophie der Gegenwart in Selbstdarstellungen and edited by Carl Murchison, consist of short autobiographies of prominent psychologists who had been asked by the editors to write their "intellectual histories." We felt that this series ought not to be allowed to lapse, especially now that a new generation has reached the age from which looking backward becomes profitable. The reader of this volume will see how much our autobiographers differ from one another in the nature of their efforts. Perhaps they differ most in the degree with which they find unity in their lives. Presumably every one of them would like to see his intellectual history as the evolution of a single purpose, for integrity is good and simplicity is elegant. No one, of course, fully succeeds in this undertaking, for the story of every life is constrained by the exigencies of its owner's environment. Some of these accounts are more intellectualistic than others, and it may be that they show the greater unity, either because some irrelevancies are omitted from the life history or because irrelevancies are actually, at least to a certain degree, omitted from the actual living. Other accounts are more environmentalistic, because social and institutional events and accidents have figured so largely in them. The environmentalistic autobiographer may have had a chief long-term goal, have pursued it, have achieved it with some fair degree of success, yet he may feel that the unforeseeable accidents of living have determined much of his life and have perhaps even altered his goal. The intellectualist, if such we may call him, may, on the other hand, have suffered disruption of plans less than his colleague, but it is probable that he has also been less interested in the effect of external forces upon himself"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
The mind of a gorilla by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
5 editions published between 1927 and 1928 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Outline of a study of the self by Robert Mearns Yerkes ( Book )
7 editions published between 1913 and 1914 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Mearns Yerkes, Robert 1876-1956
Yerkes, R. M., 1876-1956
Yerkes, Robert M.
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