Courses: The Primate Origins of Society (PSYCH221A01)

Fall 2010

Social systems formed by monkeys and apes examined as a means of understanding the origins of human societies. The course considers the relations among sexual behavior, dominance, territoriality, kinship, and socialization in a variety of species as well as the influence of ecology and phylogeny on non-human primate social systems. Satisfies an advanced requirement for the Neural and Behavioral Sciences concentration. Lottery preference to Psych Majors, Minors, NBS Concentrators, and then by Class.

Prerequisites: An intro course in one of the following: Anth, Biol, Psyc, or Socl or consent.

Fulfills: SO I Limit:35


Psychology (Web site)

Taught By

Sidney Perloe (Profile)


Haverford, Shrp 410

Meeting Times

MWF 10:30-11:30