Habituating primates : processes , techniques , variables and ethics

@inproceedings{IAMSON2003HabituatingP,
  title={Habituating primates : processes , techniques , variables and ethics},
  author={EL IZABETH A. WILL IAMSON and ANNA T. C. FE ISTNER},
  year={2003}
}
  • EL IZABETH A. WILL IAMSON, ANNA T. C. FE ISTNER
  • Published 2003
Field biologists adopted the term habituation from physiology, as the relatively persistent waning of a response as a result of repeated stimulation that is not followed by any kind of reinforcement (Thorpe, 1963). Repeated neutral contacts between non-human primates (hereafter called primates in this chapter) and humans can lead to a reduction in fear, and ultimately to the ignoring of an observer. The techniques and processes involved have only rarely been described (e.g. Schaller, 1963… CONTINUE READING

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