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  Primatology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Primatology as a science has many different disciplines that stem from the differing cultural backgrounds of the founders of the field.
The discipline of Western primatology is affected by the Judeo-Christian background of European and American science.
Unlike Western Primatology, the Japanese discipline is a male dominated science.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Primatology   (2594 words)

  
 Primatology: A Pathfinder
Primatology is the study of non-human primates, which includes all species of lemurs, monkeys and apes.
The field of primatology has been fortunate to have several outstanding scientists, among them Jane Goodall and the late Dian Fossey, who have done considerable work documenting and interpreting the lives of chimpanzees and gorillas.
Primatology as a science evolved to study the animals and their relationship to modern human beings; however, many primatologists must also work diligently with conservation efforts to preserve and maintain the native habitats and populations of the species they study.
www.albany.edu /~ms9405/isp605   (3939 words)

  
 SRB Review 2(2)
Japan developed a primatology independently of Euro-American influences, built around their own culture's notions of minimal animal-human boundaries, and of nature as a social object rather than simply being wild.
Her first independent contribution to primatology was an influential 1974 critical paper on observational sampling methods.
Haraway's deconstruction of primatology may work well because primatology's targets of study are animate and (grudgingly) "proto"-cultural, and because she focused carefully on discourses that do concern human affairs.
www.chass.utoronto.ca /epc/srb/srb/primatology.html   (4988 words)

  
 Primatology
Primatology at Miami University began in 1989, when Linda Marchant became assistant professor of biological anthropology.
At the undergraduate level, students of primatology typically major in anthropology or zoology or both, or minor in these subjects, formally or otherwise.
Miami primatology is committed to ethical treatment of our nearest living relations, and so we are active in both welfare and conservation.
casnov1.cas.muohio.edu /primatology   (485 words)

  
 Primate Info Net: What is Primatology?
The biological science studying humans together with their mammalian relatives, the other primates, is called primatology.
"Primatology is the interdisciplinary study of primates which -- unlike traditional academic 'disciplines' -- is defined more by the object of study -- primates -- rather than the specific subject matter which it addresses.
In this sense, traditional subject oriented 'disciplines' are defined by common goals, research questions, terminology and methodology while object oriented 'fields' of study are united only by a common target of investigation.
www.primate.wisc.edu /pin/careers/whatisprim.html   (731 words)

  
 MRes Primatology
The course is designed to teach you how to carry out original research, and to put your findings into a theoretical context.
Candidates should normally hold a minimum of a lower second-class Honours degree in biological sciences or an equivalent area with sufficient biological anthropology.
Applicants without the above first degree qualification will require evidence of practice in primatology and/or may be required to submit a portfolio which demonstrates their academic potential and knowledge of fundamental biological principles.
www.roehampton.ac.uk /pg/primatology   (427 words)

  
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Additionally, students are advised to take courses in the departments of psychology and zoology and the School of Natural Resources, all of which have faculty interested in primatology.
A group of core interdisciplinary courses is also offered for Primatology students, in addition to courses that pertain to their specialty (e.g., cognition, ecology, behavior).
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: Pamela J. Asquith (Japanese primatology, cultural effects on science); Usher Fleising (socio- biology, methodology, ecology); Mary McDonald Pavelka (behavior, social dynamics, Japanese macaques); James D. Paterson (behavioral ecology, thermobiology, allometry and bioenergetics, postural studies, evolutionary and taxonomic theory, computers, methodology and data acquisition).
danny.oz.au /communities/sci.anthropology/raw-ftp/Graduate-Primatology-Programs   (4214 words)

  
 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on primatology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
In general this subject is like a general primatology forum or primatology message board.
Popular Mechanics - In their research they also draw from the fields of primatology, paleoanthropology (the study of primate and human evolution) and human osteology (the study of the skeleton).
In fact, she was researching a totally different question when evidence she was collecting from around the......
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/primatology   (681 words)

  
 Going on Instinct: gendering primatology in film Journal of Popular Film and Television - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Abstract: The author explores the popular construction of primatology through an examination of the films Gorillas in the Mist (1988) and Instinct (1999).
These cinematic constructions are discussed in terms of the larger context of gender, science, and primatology.
Despite tremendous gains in numbers and professional recognition of female scientists over the past several decades, many details of the lives of real female scientists and, importantly, their representations in popular media have lagged behind.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0412/is_4_33/ai_n16118629   (902 words)

  
 Theoretical Primatology Project: Research Page 2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The International Journal of Primatology has a listing of various issues (abstracts to articles are freely accessible online).
Robin deserves special regard for his persistent and ongoing attempts to define theory in primatology as theory is defined in the natural sciences.
Indeed, this posture is likely to impact not only primatology but also animal behaviorists in other social sciences when combined with the efforts of mathematically inclined scholars in those fields (e.g., psychology, anthropology, and, perhaps, sociology).
www.robertwilliams.org /tpp/tppresearch02.html   (3349 words)

  
 Chimp Haven : About Chimp Haven - Careers In Primatology
Nonhuman primates are used in many areas of research, education and exhibition.
College coursework or training programs in animal behavior, laboratory animal science, biology, zoology, psychology, primatology and anthropology will be helpful, and a bachelor level degree is often required.
For example, if you are interested in becoming a veterinary technician, you can take coursework and training to become a Registered Veterinary Technician.
www.chimphaven.org /about-chimpcareers.cfm   (1094 words)

  
 Wiley::American Journal of Primatology
The objective of the American Journal of Primatology is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings among primatologists and to convey our increasing understanding of this order of animals to specialists and interested readers alike.
Primatology is an unusual science in that its practitioners work in a wide variety of departments and institutions, live in countries throughout the world, and carry out a vast range of research procedures.
The American Journal of Primatology is the official journal of the American Society of Primatologists.
wiley.com /WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-AJP,descCd-description.html   (365 words)

  
 Foreign Affairs - A Natural History of Peace - Robert M. Sapolsky
Contrary to what was believed just a few decades ago, humans are not "killer apes" destined for violent conflict, but can make their own history.
The fanciest part of the primate brain, in other words, seems to have been sculpted by evolution to enable us to gossip and groom, cooperate and cheat, and obsess about who is mating with whom.
Humans, in short, are yet another primate with an intense and rich social life -- a fact that raises the question of whether primatology can teach us something about a rather important part of human sociality, war and peace.
www.foreignaffairs.org /20060101faessay85110-p0/robert-m-sapolsky/a-natural-history-of-peace.html   (943 words)

  
 Molecular Primatology: Progress and Promise
is to bring together a diverse, international group of leading experts on the application of molecular data in primatology to explore the breadth of current, cutting-edge research in the field, to provide a prospective view on the field's future promise, and to forge new collaborative connections among research groups from around the globe.
Each of the first two days of the conference will close with an evening plenary talk exploring the history and future promise of using molecular data in primate phylogenetic studies, a topic that is not covered explictly in any of the thematic sessions.
On the morning of the third day of the conference, we will break into smaller thematic working groups (i.e., speakers plus selected conference attendees) to discuss issues raised during the more formal presentations and to jointly identify target areas for future research and potential collaboration.
www.nyu.edu /projects/difiore/mpconference/mpoverview.html   (370 words)

  
 Primate Info Net: Careers in Primatology
The Careers in Primatology web site provides information to both people considering a career path related to primate research, education, conservation or veterinary medicine and those already pursuing one.
Primatology As A Life-Long Interest by Charles Southwick (University of Colorado at Boulder)
An Assessment of Primatology in the 1990's by Sue Howell (Primate Foundation of Arizona)
www.primate.wisc.edu /pin/careers   (342 words)

  
 Primatology - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Primatology is a popular and expanding field of biology, encompassing many different elements of zoology, anthropology, animal behaviour and comparative psychology.
Our proven strengths in these areas are enabling us to develop a substantial list of primatology titles at all levels.
BBS is the internationally renowned journal with the innovative format known as Open Peer Commentary.
www.cambridge.org /browse/browse_journals.asp?subjectid=1009555   (274 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology: Books: W. C. McGrew   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
This book provides a wide range of references related to cultural primatology, and although this book is about chimpanzee cultures, McGrew also reviews the behavioural diversities and social learning of fish, birds, mammals, cetaceans, capuchin monkeys, macaques, and other great apes in Chapters 4 and 5.
This stimulating book shows that the field of cultural primatology may therefore help us to reconstruct the cultural evolution of Homo sapiens from earlier forms, and that it is essential for anthropologists, archaeologists and zoologists to work together to develop a stronger understanding of human and primate cultural evolution.
My first inkling of cultural primatology came in January, 1975, when Caroline Tutin and I went to the Mahale Mountains of western Tanzania.
www.amazon.com /Cultured-Chimpanzee-Reflections-Cultural-Primatology/dp/0521535433   (2113 words)

  
 Primatology
Sarringhaus, L.A., McGrew, W.C., and Marchant, L.F. Misuse of anecdotes in primatology: lessons from citation analysis.
American Journal of Primatology, 2006, V 68: supp.
Students and faculty from the Miami primatology group submitted 6 abstracts for the 74th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, held in Milwaukee, 6-9 April, 2005.
casnov1.cas.muohio.edu /primatology/research.htm   (852 words)

  
 Primatology
The conservation mission of the Society is: to establish liaison between the Society, conservation groups, and research resources development...
Itani Jun'ichiro Archives Itani Jun'ichiro was the founder of Japanese primatology with Kinji Imanishi.
Bartleby - Go straight to Primatology results at this comprehensive public reference library.
www.inneans.com /arts/Primatology.html   (146 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Primatology
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Find newspaper and magazine articles plus images and maps related to "Primatology" at HighBeam.
Dr Patricia Wright was social worker in New York when a chance encounter with an owl monkey sparked a passion for primatology.(Interview)
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Primatology   (164 words)

  
 Directory of Graduate Programs, 2000
FACULTY AND THEIR SPECIALTIES: E. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh (PI for primate cognition; biopsychology, primatology, apes and language); Duane M. Rumbaugh (project director; primate intelligence and cognition); David Washburn (comparative cognitive psychology); Charles Menzel (ethology and cognition); also, co-investigators in various disciplines at GSU and other universities here and abroad.
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Students may enroll for a PhD with a specialization in primatology in either of the three sponsoring departments; their graduate program will conform in structure and content to the requirements of each department.
Other resources include faculty in ecology and conservation within the Department of Biology; faculty in Psycholinguistics and Cognitive Science in the Department of Psychology and at the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science; and faculty in neuroscience and neuroethology in the Medical School.
www.brown.edu /Research/Primate/dir00.html   (4032 words)

  
 Theoretical Primatology Project: Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The purpose of the TPP is to advance and to disseminate knowledge of theoretical primatology, non-mathematical and, especially, mathematical, and other topics related to evolutionary primatology in order to advance the conceptual unification of primatology and the other biological sciences.
The material on this web site, inclusive of all web pages linked from this home page and interlinked within the site, is copyrighted by the Theoretical Primatology Project (TPP), unless otherwise noted on a particular page.
All material on this web site is affirmed to be proprietary to TPP, or in the public domain, or else is acceptable to display because permission from the valid copyright holder has been obtained.
www.robertwilliams.org /tpp   (352 words)

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