Essays Tagged: "chimpanzees"

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

nfanticide are very apparent in the behavior of the chimpanzee. Many African studies show that wild chimpanzees kill and eat infants of their own species. (Goodall, 1986:151) Although there is not a c ... ca and analyze how and why this strange behavior occurs in a commonly thought peaceful primate.Wild chimpanzees(Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) are known to kill and eat mammals in various parts of Af ...

(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 ... ropological digs, he realized that Jane had the temperament that he needed for a long-term study on chimpanzees (Notable Women Scientists 213). He intended his study to not only be the first long-term ...

(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

Gorilla behavior

.Gorillas live in groups of usually 7-17 gorillas of different sizes. They aren't as independent as chimpanzees though and have better memory than chimpanzees. The chief protector also known as the Si ...

(2 pages) 94 3 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

What's up with Chimps?

and how do they get to be so intelligent? They look like animals but act like humans! You guessed "chimpanzees" right? Good, you are correct. Read on to learn more interesting facts about these crazy ... u are correct. Read on to learn more interesting facts about these crazy creatures.Where's My House?Chimpanzees are native to Western Africa. They "hang out" in groups of one male, one or more females ...

(1 pages) 35 0 4.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

"Gorilla Warfare" by Craig B. Stanford, The Sciences, Jul/Aug 1999, pp.18-23.

hich will ultimately decide the fate of these magnificent creatures. (Stanford studies gorillas and chimpanzees at a camp in Bwindi-Impenetrable Park.)Made famous by the 1988 movie Gorillas in the Mis ...

(2 pages) 50 0 3.8 Jun/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Analysis of human intentionality as explained by Michael Tomasello.

to millions of years of evolution. Secondly, the genetic makeup of humans is nearly 99% similar to chimpanzees. This notes that little has changed between humans and other primates, yet humans live s ...

(4 pages) 37 0 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Mother's Role.

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, ... e by, but unless the other chimp is a sibling, the mother will quickly pull their hands away (148). Chimpanzees will start to move on the ground clumsily around six months of age. However, in tree bra ...

(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

Difference Bonobo and Chimpanzee Essay

Aggressive behavior is typical of most primates. Gorillas, humans and chimpanzees kill members of their own species. The need for social and physical contact is also char ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Zoology

AIDS: Information

process is referred to as zoonosis. The researchers concluded that HIV could have crossed over from chimpanzees as a result of a human killing a chimp and eating it for food. This chimp was from West ...

(3 pages) 32 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

The Effects of AIDS in Africa

ientist believe different things. The most proven theory is the idea that the HIV disease came from chimpanzees. HIV is part of a family or group of viruses called lentiviruses (Kanabus 1). Lentivirus ... the simian virus it carried was almost identical to HIV-1. The chimpanzee came from a sub-group of chimpanzees known as Pan troglodytes troglodytes, which were once common in west-central Africa (Kan ...

(7 pages) 197 0 3.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > African Studies - History

A Review of Demonic Males

Demonic Males shows that human beings and chimpanzees are more than just animals that inhabit the same regions. The DNA of humans is 99 percen ... an just animals that inhabit the same regions. The DNA of humans is 99 percent identical to that of chimpanzees. Looking at chimpanzees and other closely related apes is like looking back through time ... that in our present lives we show violent behavior that is closely similar to the violence shown by chimpanzees. To effectively kill or attack, chimpanzees form packs or parties that can circle their ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Next of Kin

ee behavior by telling the story of his relationship with Washoe, a young chimpanzee. His work with chimpanzees helps us realize the close behavioral similarities between apes and humans. As a graduat ... s study as a part of an experiment while in University. Here he took part in an experiment in which chimpanzees were to learn sign language the same way that a deaf child would. Seeing that he was the ...

(5 pages) 49 0 3.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

'Explain how various key characteristics of Primates facilitate tool-using behaviour.'

nd simulate actions ahead of carrying them out(use of the sticks as tools)More specific,only common chimpanzees and humans, among the great apes, regularly invest much time in play with detached objec ... th objects, but yet tools seem to have no part in their natural lives.(Mc Grew 1989).So because the chimpanzees play a lot with objects, they have the opportunity to discover how to solve a problem wi ...

(4 pages) 41 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

"From Naked Ape to Superspecies" by David Suzuki

rous" (Suzuki 108). Many diseases have been passed on to the humans this way, as AIDS came from the chimpanzees and was transmitted to human who got in contact with them. These horizontal transferred ...

(4 pages) 42 0 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Book Report "The Dolphin, Cousin to Man" By: Robert Stenuit 167 pages

ings. Many scientists believe that the dolphins rank among the most intelligent animals, along with chimpanzees and dogs. Dolphins, whales, and porpoises are members of a group of mammals calle ...

(2 pages) 22 0 3.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

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

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

This is a essay arguing the points of legalization of protitution. It explains why it should be legalized, and has a breif histroy on the topic.

ls to provide sex to another in exchange for payment. It has also been observed between animals; in chimpanzees and in penguins. Prostitution used to be quite common in the upper classes of mor ...

(1 pages) 34 0 0.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers