Anthropology 368/ Psychology 437
Primate Social Behavior
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Welcome to my notes. Clicking on a topic will take you to the notes
that day. I didn't do a lot of note-taking during films or during
so some days may be longer than others.
Why did I do this? I thought it would be fun, if sort of geeky, and I
also thought it would be a relatively painless way for me to review my
a few days after each lecture.
If you'd like to see some of the stars of the notes, go and see the
Primate Photo Survey. These are slides from
Professor Pepper's lectures. Links are provided for some of the primates
to topics of special interest for that primate. (This part is still under
construction, so bear with me.)
Lecture overheads, direct from the University's Library Reserves can be
(Case Sensitive). I don't know how soon they remove old reserves from
their filespace, so within a semester or two these may be gone.
Here are a list of the topics we covered.
Variability Among Primates
New World Monkeys
Old World Monkeys
Spacing & Territoriality
Groups & Predation
Groups & Resources
Female Mate Choice
Kinship & Dispersal
Males & Females
Adults & Infants
Further topics of interest:
The Human Primate
Brain Size, Cognition,
Films we watched:
The Baboons of Gombe
Chimpanzees of the Mahale
The Primates: A Life in the
A Family of Chimps
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