Behavioral Flexibility in Primates: Causes and Consequences

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 3, 2005 - Science - 184 pages

Numerous figures, illustrations, and tables; integration of new literature and concepts into field of primatology; emphasis upon both behavioral and cognitive mechanisms.

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Contents

Primate Signatures and Behavioral Flexibility in Heterogeneous Regimes
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Social Cognition and Behavioral FlexibilityCategorical
47
Female Primates as EnergyMaximizers in Heterogeneous Regimes
61
TimeMinimizers in Heterogeneous Regimes
79
Potential
93
A General Formulation for Antagonistic Coevolution
96
Sociosexual Organization and the Expression of Behavioral Flexibility
109
Interpretations and Prospects
123
Behavioral Flexibility and
136
Index
181
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About the author (2005)

Clara B. Jones, Ph.D. has studied spiders, fish, monkeys, and humans, including work in the field, in zoological gardens, and in the laboratory. Most of her research, beginning in 1973, has been conducted on the howling monkeys of Central America. Her publications primarily relate to sexual selection, reproductive competition, social organization, interindividual conflicts of interest, dispersal, and evolution in heterogeneous regimes. She has also contributed to the literature on primate conservation and population biology.

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