Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Personality and Temperament in Nonhuman Primates

Editors: Weiss, Alexander, King, James E., Murray, Lindsay (Eds.)

  • Gathers submissions from a variety of specialists in research on individual differences in primate temperament, personality, or behavioral syndromes.
  • Offers much to those interested in studying the personality of nonhuman primates and other species (including humans).
  • Demonstrates the richness and diversity of findings and inspires new researchers to take the sorts of bold steps needed to further our understanding of diversity in primates, whether they are nonhuman or human.
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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.

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“The book Personality and Temperament in Nonhuman Primates … presents current research in the emerging field investigating nonhuman primate personality. … It contains excellent references and would be an outstanding text for an upper level undergraduate course or graduate seminars. The book provides a survey of personality research and methods comprehensively, and could serve as a superb foundational text for any personality course focusing on human or nonhuman animals. It is also a ‘must’ for anyone studying nonhuman animal personality and particularly primates.” (Francine L. Dolins and Duane Rumbaugh, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 57 (26), July, 2012)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Individual Characteristics: Weaving Psychological and Ethological Approaches

    Stevenson-Hinde, Joan (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Comparison of Methods for Assessing Personality in Nonhuman Primates

    Freeman, Hani (et al.)

    Pages 17-40

  • Personality in Nonhuman Primates: What Can We Learn from Human Personality Psychology?

    Uher, Jana

    Pages 41-76

  • Personality from the Perspective of a Primatologist

    King, James E. (et al.)

    Pages 77-99

  • Objective Behavioral Tests of Temperament in Nonhuman Primates

    Fairbanks, Lynn A. (et al.)

    Pages 103-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Personality and Temperament in Nonhuman Primates
Editors
  • Alexander Weiss
  • James E. King
  • Lindsay Murray
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-0176-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-0176-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-0175-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2971-5
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 346
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