Primates

, Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 547–551 | Cite as

Response to neighbors and strangers by capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella)

  • James D. Becker
  • Gershon Berkson
Article

Abstract

Capuchin monkeys in the laboratory were observed when another monkey was introduced to their group. The introduced monkey was either from a hostile neighboring group; from a completely strange group, or from the host group. Attacks were directed primarily toward strange males but were rare. The results were discussed in terms of the neighbor effect, mere exposure theory, and species differences in responses to strangers.

Keywords

Animal Ecology Species Difference Neighbor Effect Capuchin Monkey Neighboring Group 

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© Japan Monkey Centre 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • James D. Becker
    • 1
  • Gershon Berkson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Illinois, Chicago CircleChicagoUSA

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