x

Our Privacy Policy has changed. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy.

Primate Cognition

ISBN-10: 0195106245
ISBN-13: 9780195106244
Edition: 1997
List price: $59.00 Buy it from $8.35
This item qualifies for FREE shipping

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy

Description: Soon after Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution, primate cognition became a major area of research. In this book, Michael Tomasello and Josep Call assess the current state of our knowledge about the cognitive skills of non-human  More...

Used Starting from $37.93
New Starting from $58.60
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
coins
coins
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
You could win $10,000

Get an entry for every item you buy, rent, or sell.

Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Periodic Table Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Inorganic Chemistry Online content $4.95 $1.99

Customers also bought

Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading
Loading

Book details

List price: $59.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/18/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.770

Soon after Charles Darwin formulated his theory of evolution, primate cognition became a major area of research. In this book, Michael Tomasello and Josep Call assess the current state of our knowledge about the cognitive skills of non-human primates. They integrate empirical findings on the topic from the beginning of the century to the present, placing this research in theoretical perspective. They begin with an examination of the way primates adapt to their physical world, mostly for the purpose of foraging. The second part of the book looks at primate social knowledge and focuses on the adaptations of primates to their social world for purposes of competition and cooperation. In the third section, the authors construct a general theory of primate cognition, distinguishing the cognition in primates from that of other mammals (human in particular). Their broad-ranging theory provides a guide for future research. Primate Cognition is an enlightening exploration of the cognitive capacities of our nearest primate relatives and a useful resource for a wide range of researchers and students in psychology, behavioral biology, primatology, and anthropology.

Michael Tomasello is Co-Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.

Introduction
Historical Background
The Ecological Approach to Cognition
Primates and their Lives
Plan of the Book
Knowledge of the Physical World
Space and Objects
Cognitive Mapping
Searching for Hidden Objects
Tracking Invisible Displacements
Other Forms of Spatial Understanding
What Primates Know About Space and Objects
Tools and Causality
Object Manipulation
Tool Use
Causal Understanding
What Primates Know About Tools and Causality
Features and Categories
Discrimination Learning
Natural Categories
Relational Categories
Classification
What Primates Know About Features and Categories
Quantities
Estimating Numerousness
Ordinality and Transitivity
Counting, Summation, and Proportions
Conservation of Quantities
What Primates Know About Quantities
Theories of Primate Physical Cognition
Summary of Primate Physical Cognition
Theories of Proximate Mechanism
Theories of Ultimate Causation
Directions for Future Research
Conclusion
Knowledge of the Social World
Social Knowledge and Interaction
The Social Field
Coalitions and Alliances
Reciprocity and Interchange
Cooperative Problem-Solving
What Primates Know About Others in Social Interaction
Social Strategies and Communication
Social Strategies: Deception
Intentional Communication: Gestures
Intentional Communication: Vocalizations
Communication with Humans
What Primates Know About Others in Communication
Social Learning and Culture
Behavioral Traditions in the Wild
Social Learning of Instrumental Activities
Social Learning of Communicative Signals and Gestures
Teaching
What Primates Know About Others in Social Learning
Theory of Mind
Understanding Behavior and Perception
Understanding Intentions and Attention
Understanding Knowledge and Beliefs
Understanding Self
What Primates Know About Other' Mental States
Theories of Primate Social Cognition
Summary of Primate Social Cognition
Theories of Proximate Mechanism
Theories of Ultimate Causation
Directions for Future Research
Conclusion
A Theory of Primate Cognition
Nonhuman Primate Cognition
Uniquely Primate Cognition
Issies of Proximate Mechanism
Issues of Ultimate Causation
The Structure of Primate Cognition
Human Cognition
Human Cognitive Development
Ontogenetic Processes
Phylogenetic Processes
The Structure of Human Cognition
Conclusion
Theory
Research
The Preservation of Primates

×
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.

×