Essays Tagged: "Chimpanzee"

Chimps v Humans - similarities & differences

Chimpanzee versus Humanssimilarities & differencesSince the first days of human thought into the ... us Humanssimilarities & differencesSince the first days of human thought into their beginnings, chimpanzees have played a vital role in showing who we were. The chimpanzee, one of the great apes, ... thin the Hominids skeleton. There are notable changes in the spinal cord, pelvis bone and legs. The chimpanzee does have the ability to walk upright and does, but it spends most of the time walking on ...

(2 pages) 137 0 3.3 Sep/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Aha! Gestalt psychology and insigth learning. Wolfgang Kohler's studies

ts of a problem.Wolfgang Kohler, a Gestalt psychologist who was born in 1887 and died in 1967, used chimpanzees in the study of insight learning. Kohler who was born in Revel, Estonia and moved to the ... f perceptual organization and insight in learning.His groundbreaking experiment involved one of his chimpanzees, Sultan. Sultan had learned to use a stick to rake in bananas outside of his cage. This ...

(2 pages) 104 0 3.8 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Chimpanzee Cannabalism and Infanticide

ts to Jens Shriver.The acts of cannibalism and infanticide are very apparent in the behavior of the chimpanzee. Many African studies show that wild chimpanzees kill and eat infants of their own specie ... ent and sometimes gruesome behavior there are many ideas and suggestions. This essay will deal with chimpanzee aggression, cannibalism and infanticide. This paper will present information on major res ...

(9 pages) 52 0 4.4 Feb/1994

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Jane Goodall; research paper biography; women and minorities in science

s a scientist, or even sane for that matter. However, Jane Goodall was both. Her years studying the chimpanzees in the Gombe Stream Research Center on the shores of Lake Tanganyika of Tanzania, Africa ... Institute). As a child, her favorite toy was a stuffed monkey that her father named Jubilee after a chimpanzee born in the London Zoo at that time (The Goodall Institute). Many of her parents' friends ...

(6 pages) 187 1 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Do Chimps Possess Culture? (short)

om the handout you gave us in class. Using this definition of culture I would have to say that yes, chimpanzees do possess a simple type of culture. I do not think that culture is unique only to human ...

(1 pages) 32 0 2.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

Top Ten Things I Hate About New Zealand.

acal baboons undertaking homo-erotic acts.5. The People - The people here are soooooooooooo dumb. A chimpanzee has more intelligence. They are all drunk and stoned, and therefore have no brains or amb ...

(1 pages) 20912 41 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Mother's Role.

The Mother's RoleIn the chimpanzee society, an infant would not survive without his mother. A child is dependent on his moth ... aking a mother/child relationship special, and a mother's role vital.Births are relatively few in a chimpanzee community, making them something of an event (Goodall, Shadow 146). A mother will only ha ... fant). A mother normally will protect an infant, less than five months old, from contact with other chimpanzees as well (Shadow 148). However, this sheltering does cause some problems with the males, ...

(3 pages) 75 0 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Associate professor of psychology, Sally Boysen.

of psychology, Sally Boysen has spent her career peering into the minds of our closest cousins, the chimpanzees. Her findings show that chimpanzees can be taught some human-like cognitive skills that ...

(1 pages) 17 0 2.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Animal Intelligence

was the fact that certain animals use and make tools. Thos was first discovered in the 1960s that a chimpanzee was using a grass stems to fish out termites that they eat for a dessert. This shocked a ...

(5 pages) 67 0 3.6 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

The Evolution of Man. Simple outline and examples of evolution.

volution of manMan obviously shares a common ancestry with the modern apes, such as the gorilla and chimpanzee. We know this from the many characteristics that are shared between apes and man. Apart f ... ng this period.Today there are only four genera of apes left. They live in small areas; gorilla and chimpanzee in Central-Africa, gibbon and orangutan in South East Asia.The apes walk on all four legs ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

A Brief Overview of Da Waal's Political Book: Chimpanzee Politics

de Waal, F. (1982) Chimpanzee politics: power and sex among apes. New York: Harper and Row.Introduction: The Arnhem chi ... erve in chimps (other than the sheer speed with which things happen) is side-directed behavior. Two chimpanzees in an encounter (aggressive or otherwise) will either initiate or be on the receiving en ... aggressive or otherwise) will either initiate or be on the receiving end of interactions from other chimpanzees. They will recruit support, have their weapons confiscated by females, etc.Chimps are fa ...

(6 pages) 33 0 0.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Journal Review: "Dim Forest, Bright Chimps" (Author: Boesch, Christophe and Boesch-Achermann, Hedwige).

91:72-75) shows that the use of crude tools and hunting strategies might have been the same between chimpanzees and our early ancestors. In 1979, a field team began a long-term study of the chimpanzee ... 3).The second part of the article describes the different hunting methods used by the Tai and Gombe chimpanzees. The two most common hunting methods observed were individual hunts and group hunts. The ...

(3 pages) 50 0 4.9 Nov/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Jane Goodall Biography

tary and she worked on organizing his research notes. He then chose her to start a project to study chimpanzees on the Gombe National Reserve in Tanzania. He paid for the study and told her that it mi ... esearch on chimps. Her observations through more than 38 years of study changed the world's view on chimpanzee and human behaviors. Three months into her research she made her first big discovery. She ...

(2 pages) 23 0 3.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology


er. A real life example of this would be the speculation that AIDS was initially transferred from a chimpanzee where it was harmless to us humans who now find it as one of the leading causes of death. ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

The Role Of Cooperation In Anc

researcher at the Yerkes Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia, traced this behavior back to chimpanzees. "Chimpanzee groups consist of caring, sharing individuals who form self-policing networ ...

(4 pages) 709 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Difference Between Humans And Animals

rge back teeth. The cranial capacity varied from about 375cc to 550 cc. It's skull was similar to a chimpanzee, except it's human like teeth. The pelvis and legs closely resembled those of a modern ma ...

(1 pages) 871 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Jane Goodall

tay and work at the Gombe Stream Game Reserve in Tanzania, so that she would be able to observe the chimpanzees. Goodall gladly accepted, and in doing so, she took her first step, into what would beco ... and in doing so, she took her first step, into what would become a lifetime of work on the study of chimpanzee conduct (Online, Encyclopedia Britannica). Jane only expected to study chimpanzees ...

(3 pages) 8 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Use of Language in Primates

lfactory, tactile, and visual communication as well as a minimal amount of vocal communication. The chimpanzee is the noisiest of the primates, using about a dozen different noises to communicate comp ... Although the chimps use a form of communication, it does not compare to that implemented by mankind.Chimpanzees obtain the capacity to communicate in a deliberate manner. This alone gives them intelle ...

(3 pages) 58 0 4.5 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Braindance: New Discoveries about Human Origins and Brain Evolution (Revised and Updated) by Dean Falk

could be properly cooled.In her research, Dean Falk referred to studies on living primates such as chimpanzees to see the differences and similarities in their relationship with humans, which share a ... hose aspects of human behavior that separate us from other living primates (Goodall, 207). Although chimpanzees have a cranial capacity of about 400 cubic centimeters, and humans have a cranial capaci ...

(8 pages) 22 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology