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Other Complex Animals: Missed Opportunities?

Paul Waldau

in The Specter of Speciesism: Buddhist and Christian Views of Animals

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195145717
eISBN:
9780199834792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195145712.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

Three groups of socially and cognitively complex nonhuman animals are discussed: elephants, cetaceans (whales and dolphins), and nonhuman great apes (gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, and chimpanzees). ... More


Social Order in Nature: Between Conflict and Cooperation

John L. Culliney and David Jones

in The Fractal Self: Science, Philosophy, and the Evolution of Human Cooperation

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824866617
eISBN:
9780824875763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824866617.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In this chapter we look at patterns of coexistence and mutual support in symbiosis that appear at the most complex levels in the biology of animals, starting with a brief discussion of how evolution ... More


The Biocultural Evolution of Conflict Resolution Between Groups

Christopher Boehm

in War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter focuses on how conflicts are managed between different groups for a sample of forty-nine nomadic forager societies. It links conflict and conflict management within groups to the same ... More


Evolution of Primate Peace

Frances J. White, Michel T. Waller, and Klaree J. Boose

in War, Peace, and Human Nature: The Convergence of Evolutionary and Cultural Views

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199858996
eISBN:
9780199332687
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858996.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter focuses on bonobos and chimpanzees, which not only represent our closest relatives but also encompass a wide spectrum of possible human behaviors. Understanding the circumstances under ... More


The Evolution of Human Sociocognitive Development

Victoria Wobber and Brian Hare

in Navigating the Social World: What Infants, Children, and Other Species Can Teach Us

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199890712
eISBN:
9780199332779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890712.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter argues that the next frontier in developmental psychology will be to investigate comparative cognitive development with a particular focus on humans' closest living relatives, ... More


Asking Questions so That Animals Can Provide the Right Answers

Duane M. Rumbaugh and David A. Washburn

in Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300099836
eISBN:
9780300129359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300099836.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter explores chimpanzees' and bonobos' success in language acquisition. It address why chimpanzees and bonobos succeeded in demonstrating the use and comprehension of language where other ... More


Social cognition and brain organization in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and bonobos (Pan paniscus)

William D. Hopkins, Cheryl D. Stimpson, and Chet C. Sherwood

in Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198728511
eISBN:
9780191795381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Bonobos and chimpanzees are two closely relates species of the genus Pan, yet they exhibit marked differences in anatomy, behaviour and cognition. For this reason, comparative studies on social ... More


What did we learn from the ape language studies?

Michael Tomasello

in Bonobos: Unique in Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198728511
eISBN:
9780191795381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198728511.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The ‘ape language’ studies have come and gone, with wildly divergent claims about what they have shown. Without question, the most sophisticated skills have been displayed by Kanzi, a male bonobo ... More


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