- Title Pages
- Current Perspectives in Psychology
- Series Foreword
3Sculpting of Tendencies
4Learning, the Foundation of Intelligence
5Limitations of Respondents and Operants
6First Lessons from Primates
7Primate Research at the San Diego Zoo
8Interesting Events at the San Diego Zoo
9The LANA Project, 1971
10The Assembling of Language
12Asking Questions so That Animals Can Provide the Right Answers
13When Emergents Just Don't Emerge
16Processes Basic to Learning and Reinforcement
17Harlow's Bridge to Rational Behaviors
19Overview and Perspective
- Recommended Reading
- (p.21) 2 Adaptation
- Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings
Duane M. Rumbaugh
David A. Washburn
- Yale University Press
Adaptation refers to survival and high reproductive success of species and generally entails competent behavior so that the organism can survive in changing environment conditions. In this chapter, the behavioral adaptations of animals are discussed. It highlights biological smartness, which refers to behaviors that are highly adaptive, but dictated primarily by genetics.
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