Discussion 4


In 250 words, describe and discuss two experiments, observations or behaviors from Ape Genius that you found especially interesting or revealing. For each, provide the following information: What is the species? Was this a spontaneous, natural behavior or was it elicited by an experiment? What might we learn from the experiment, observation, or behavior about primate behavior and/or human behavior? For example, what does the behavior tell us about chimpanzee or bonobo’s emotions or abilities to control their impulses, learn from one another or strategize? Does the observation suggest any similarities or differences between humans? You should reference ideas/concepts from the lecture notes on Primate Behavior in your response. Your post must be in your own words and only be based on posted resources. Be sure to cite all your sources using the American Psychiatric Association guidelines for citing electronic (web) sources: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/ Ape Genius: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wg-mPjhCnc8 Take notes as you watch. Pay attention to the physical traits you see that we share with these apes (grasping hand, posture etc) and behaviors (such as dominance, sharing, grooming, the mother-infant bond, tool use etc.). You may also learn something about issues of habitat destruction, poaching and conservation.

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