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Chimpanzee Behavior: A Comparative Cognitive Perspective

Chimpanzee behavior has been studied from two very different points of view. One is the experi­ mental approach to the behavior of captive chim­ panzees; this approach comes mainly from with­ in the field of psychology. The other is the field observation of the behavior of wild chimpanzees; this comes mainly from within the field of ecol­ ogy. This essay aims to review a new research direction synthesizing the two separate fields.