Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior

Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior



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Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior by Michael E. Pereira

What is a juvenile? Why do primates take so long to grow up? What forces shape the behavior of juvenile primates, and how do experiences during these early years influence life as an adult? Juvenile Primates is the first book to focus specifically on the primate juvenile period. Using a life-history approach, contributors to this volume consider the paradoxes inherent in the unusually long juvenile process exhibited by primates as they present new data on the challenges faced by juveniles across a broad range of species. Individual chapters focus on prosimians, Old and New World monkeys, apes, and humans, and topics include the development of sex differences, meeting needs for safety, establishing and maintaining social relationships, managing social conflict, and developing skills for adult life. The book concludes with a look at children and how cross-cultural differences in physical and behavioral development can be understood in terms of evolutionary theory. The result is a landmark in primate studies, one that shows how understanding juvenile development yields insight into entire life histories. The book will be of interest to anthropologists, biologists, primatologists, and psychologists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195072068
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 07/29/1993
Pages: 448
Product dimensions: 6.75(w) x 9.56(h) x 1.27(d)

About the Author

Duke University Primate Center

University of California at Los Angeles

Table of Contents

1. What are Juvenile Primates All About?, M.E. Pereira and L.A. Fairbanks
PART I: Why Be Juvenile?
2. Juvenility in Animals, M.E. Pereira
3. Evolution of the Juvenile Period in Mammals, M.D. Pagel and P.H. Harvey
4. On the Evolution of Juvenile Lifestyles in Mammals, D.I. Rubenstein
5. Ecological Risk Aversion in Juvenile Primates: Slow and Steady Wins the Race, C.H. Janson and C.P. van Schaik
PART II: Growing into Different Worlds
6. Spatial Position and Behavioral Sex Differences in Juvenile Long-tailed Macaques, M.A. van Noordwijk et al.
7. Juvenile Male Emigration from Natal One-Male Troops in Hanuman Langurs, L.S. Rajpurohit and V. Sommer
8. Consequences of Sex Differences in Dispersal for Juvenile Red Howler Monkeys, C.M. Crockett and T.R. Pope
9. Juveniles in Nongregarious Primates, L.T. Nash
10. Growing Up in a Patrifocal Society: Sex Differences in the Spatial Relations of Immature Muriquis, K.B. Strier
11. Behavior of Juvenile and Adolescent Great Apes, D. P. Watts and Anne Pusey
PART III: Developing Skills and Relationships for Later Use
12. Diet and Social Organization of a Free-Ranging Spider Monkey Population: The Development of Species-Typical Behavior in the Absence of Adults, K. Milton
13. Primate Juveniles and Primate Play, R. Fagen
14. Stability of Social Relationships in Female Wedge-Capped Capuchin Monkeys, T.G. O'Brien and J.G. Robinson
15. Juvenile Vervet Monkeys: Establishing Relationships and Practicing Skills for the Future, L.A. Fairbanks
16. Interactions between Juveniles and Adult Males in Vervets: Implications for Adult Male Turnover, J.A. Horrocks and W. Hunte
PART IV: Managing Social Conflict and the Development of Dominance Relationships
17. Early Agonistic Experience and the Onset of Matrilineal Rank Acquisition in Japanese Macaques, B. Chapais and C. Gauthier
18. Codevelopment of Dominance Relations and Affiliative Bonds in Rhesus Monkeys, F.B.M. de Waal
19. Patterns of Reconciliation among Juvenile Long-tailed Macaques, M. Cords and F. Aureli
20. Agonistic Interaction, Dominance Relations, and Ontogenetic Trajectories in Ring-tailed Lemurs, M.E. Pereira
PART V: Comparative Socioecology of Childhood
21. The Lives of Hunter-Gatherer Children: Effects of Parental Behavior and Parental Reproductive Strategy, N. Blurton Jones
22. Behavioral Sex Differences in Children of Diverse Cultures: The Case of Nurturance to Infants, C.P. Edwards
23. Biocultural Interactions in Human Development, C.M. Worthman
24. Epilogue: Juvenile Primates: Dimensions for Further Research L.A. Fairbanks and M. E. Pereira

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