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Intelligence of Apes and Other Rational Beings

Duane Rumbaugh and David Washburn


What is animal intelligence? In what ways is it similar to human intelligence? Many behavioral scientists have realized that animals can be rational, can think in abstract symbols, can understand and react to human speech, and can learn through observation as well as conditioning many of the more complicated skills of life. This book explores the mysteries of the animal mind even further, identifying an advanced level of animal behavior—emergents—that reflects animals' natural and active inclination to make sense of the world. The authors unify all behavior into a framework they call Rational ... More

Keywords: animal intelligence, research methods, animal behaviour, emergents, Rational Behaviorism, learning, primates, learning processes, rational behavior

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300099836
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300099836.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duane Rumbaugh, author

David Washburn, author