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Session 3: Behavior
Understanding primate behavior, its causes and functions. Developing an observational project to examine anthropological methodologies and project design.
Session 1: Introduction
Introduction to the course and expectations. Presents important terms and evolutionary theory.
Session 14: Social Organization
Primate behavior, organization, mating patterns.
Session 4: Behavioral Ecology
Examines primate behavioral ecology and evolutionary theory. Case study of primate infanticide to further understand primate behavior.
Session 8: The Atelines
Ecology, behavior, and conservation of the Atelines.
Session 17: Conservation
Explores primate behavior in terms of conservation and anthropological theory. Discussion of endangered primates and the impact of humans on nonhuman primates.
Session 4: Behavioral Ecology: Feeding
Exploration of primate life through habitat and food (type and acquisition),
Session 7: The Macaques
Macaca distribution, ecology, relations, and human-macaque sympatry.
Session 2: Primate Taxonomy
Primate taxonomy from 65mya over various continents. Evolutionary adaptations of primates over time.
Session 12: Mate Choice
Primate attraction, sexual selection, female versus male mate choice.
Session 5: The Callitrichids
Callitrichid characteristics, habitat, behavior, diet, social organization. Photos and descriptions of the Tamarins of the Potawatomi Zoo.
Session 6: The Lemurs
Introduction to the Lemurs of Madagascar.
Session 9: The Orangutans
Ecology, grouping patterns, and behavior of Pongo pygmaeus, the orangutan.
Session 13: Social Learning
Primate cognition and an exploration of the existence of primate culture.
Session 10: The Chimpanzees
Examines chimpanzee behavior, communities, and aggression.
Session 16: Cooperation and Competition
Theories on primate aggression and cooperation.
Session 11: Sexuality and Reproduction
Primate behavioral ecology, sexual selection, mating patterns and behavior, and reproduction.
Session 15: Conflict Negotiation
Primate conflict and post-conflict theories. Case studies of macaque and chimpanzee social organization.
Lectures for Primate Behavior.
Session 18: Ethnoprimatology
Ethnoprimatology and Human-Monkey Interactions. Topics include human-nonhuman primate overlap, pathogen transmission, zones of sympatry and allopatry.
Primate Taxonomy
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