The Mentality of Apes

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Routledge, Nov 5, 2013 - Medical - 386 pages
Wolfgang Koehler demonstrated that chimpanzees could solve problems by applying insight. His research showed that the intellectual gap between humans and chimpanzees was much narrower than previously thought. The work was revolutionary when originally published in 1917 in German, but it was largely ignored for decades because it violated the conventional wisdom that animal behavior is simply the result of instinct or conditioning.
 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
I ROUNDABOUT METHODS
11
II THE USE OF IMPLEMENTS
25
III THE USE OF IMPLEMENTS CONT HANDLINGOF OBJECTS
69
IV THE MAKING OF IMPLEMENTS
103
V THE MAKING OF IMPLEMENTS CONT BUILDING
139
VI DETOURS ROUND SEPARATE INTERVENINGOBJECTIVES
179
VII CHANCE AND IMITATION
193
VIII THE HANDLING OF FORMS
235
CONCLUSION
275
SOME CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEPSYCHOLOGY OF CHIMPANZEES
281
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