video "Life in the trees."
Pruess, T. (1995). Evolution and cognitive neuroscience. [only the Figure 81.2 and paragraphs below]
Info on the primate family in EHE: 1:33; Appendix 2 (p. 454-455)
EHE 3.1 primate brains and senses; 3.2 the human brain, pp.109-123.
week 03 evolution: history and theory
Greene, J. (1959). Death of Adam . Ames: Iowa State University Press. [Read about Lamarck, and others in ch.5, p.155-173. Then ch. 6 "Man's place in nature", pp.175-199 documenting how the knowledge of large apes grew in 18th and 19th century.][27-49]
Darwin, C. (1871/1981). The descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex (Photoreproduction of the 1871 edition ed.). Princeton: Princeton University Press. [Read ch. 1 "The evidence of the descent of Man from some Lower Form, pp.9-33; also ch. 2, "Comparison of mental powers...." pp.34-69. Note Darwin's use of primate anecdotes in his argument.][50-82]
EHE 6.6 Evolution of early humans, pp. 241-251.
Gould, S. J. (1977). Ontogeny and phylogeny . Cambridge: Harvard University Press. [Read ch.10 "Retardation and neoteny in human evolution", pp. 352-404. This is a complex chapter (see my notes) but it is very important. These ideas are fundamental to a plausible story of how all large apes might have a common ancestor].[83-109]
exam1, Friday, Feb. 14
EHE on intelligence: pp. 111, 115-119, 341,
Harlow, H. F., &; Mears, C. (1979). The human model: primate perspectives . Washington, D. C.: Winston & Sons. [Read pp.1-29] [110-124]
TA ch. 3 "What is intelligence?" 31-44
TA ch. 4 "How animals learn" 45-53
TA ch. 5 "Why animals learn better in social groups." 54-63
TA ch. 6 Imitative behaviour of animals 64-79
Rumbaugh, D. M. (1990). Comparative psychology and the Great Apes: Their competence in learning, language, and numbers. The Psychological Record, 40, 15-39. [125-137]
Chevalier-Skolnikoff, S. (1977). A Piagetian model for describing and comparing socialization in monkey, ape, and human infants. [136-166]
EHE (diet) 41-74; 284-286; 443
Milton, K. (1988). Foraging behaviour and the evolution of primate intelligence. [167-177]
TA ch. 12 "Food for thought"
TA ch. 8 Understanding minds
VIDEO (3/12-14): The new chimps (1995): good hunting scenes
TA ch. 9 What use is a theory of mind? 119-145
TA ch. 10 Planning and thinking ahead
Tomasello, M. (1994). The question of chimpanzee culture. [210-227]
Limber, J. (1977). Language in child and chimp? American Psychologist, 32, 280-295 [229-244]
EHE on tools, mental abilities, throwing 9.3, 9.4, 9.5 (pp. 341-360)
Submit a Short list of possible paper topics due, 4/02--preferably by email,
Darwin, C. (1871/1981). The descent of Man, and selection in relation to sex (Photoreproduction of the 1871 edition ed.). Princeton: Princeton University Press. (review his notions of "mental powers" and language in chapter 2 [63-80]. Note his Lamarckian comments, e.g. p.54-63) [e.g. 73-77]
TA ch.11 "Apes and language"
Limber, J. (1982). What can chimps tell us about the origins of language. In S. Kuczaj (Ed.), Language Development: Volume 2 (pp. 429-446). Hillsdale, NJ: L. E. Erlbaum. (optional)
Goodall, J. (1986). The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior . Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. [Read 127-131 on chimps' "vocal repertoire."] [245-250]
Savage-Rumbaugh, E. S. (1990). Language Acquisition in a nonhuman species: Implications for the innateness debate. Developmental Psychobiology, 23, 599-620.
Gardner, R. A., Van Cantfort, T. E., & Gardner, B. T. (1992). Categorical replies to categorical questions by cross-fostered chimpanzees. American Journal of Psychology, 105, 27-57. (abstract only)
TA ch. 13 "Machiavellian intelligence"
Povinelli, D. J. (1994). What chimpanzees (might) know about the mind. [423-438]
EHE on primate reproduction, sexual behavior, development: (Sections 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 10.6 (pp.425-6))
Bard, K. (1995). Parenting in primates. In M. H. Bornstein (Eds.), Handbook of parenting: Biology and ecology of parenting (pp. 27-58). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Ackerman, S. (1987). American Scientist Interviews: Peter Ellison. American Scientist, 75, 622-627. [325-330]
Small, M. F. (1993). Female choices: Sexual behavior of female primates . Ithaca: Cornell University Press. [Read pp. 146-183; a summary of ch. 5 "Females just wanna have fun." and all of ch. 6. "Female choice and Primates" [360-378]