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Primate behaviour and social ecology.

Author: Hilary O Box
Publisher: London u.a. : Chapman and Hall, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hilary O Box
ISBN: 0412232200 9780412232206
OCLC Number: 230597911
Description: VIII, 283 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: of the book.- Primates as an order.- 1 Social Ecology.- Functional questions.- Evolutionary social ecology.- Proximate social ecology.- Interspecies correlations.- Food.- Primates as prey.- Primates as predators.- Intraspecies social behaviour and ecology.- Ecological variables and social development.- Behaviour in captivity.- 2 Behavioural Responses to Change-Natural Events I.- Behaviour associated with birth.- When and where birth takes place.- The social context in which birth occurs.- Responses to new infants - caregiving activities.- Allomaternal behaviour.- Male interactions with infants.- Orphans.- Responses to dead infants.- Infants and the reproductive success of their mothers.- Kidnapping.- Infant use in intermale encounters.- Infanticide.- 3 Behavioural Responses to Change-Natural Events II.- Peripheralization.- Isolation.- Intertroop movement.- The formation of new social units.- Troop fission.- The formation of new social units in captivity.- Experiments in social discrimination.- Introducing strange individuals into established social units.- Reintroduction of individuals into their social units.- The removal of individuals from established social units.- Responses to dead individuals.- Social differentiation of kin.- 4 Behavioural Responsiveness - Experimental Studies.- Responsiveness to new situations.- Responsiveness and life strategies.- Feeding strategies.- Responses to danger.- The influence of social context.- 5 Assessments of Cognitive Capacity.- Neurological correlates.- Behavioural correlates.- Self-awareness.- Language.- Piagetian techniques.- The use of tools.- Evolutionary hypotheses.- 6 Socially Mediated Learning.- Evidence for social traditions.- The question of culture.- Mediating influences.- References.- Author Index.

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