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dc.contributor.authorWilliamson, Elizabeth Aen_UK
dc.contributor.authorFeistner, Annaen_UK
dc.contributor.editorSetchell, JMen_UK
dc.contributor.editorCurtis, DJen_UK
dc.description.abstractIntroduction Field biologists adopted the term habituation from physiology, as the relatively persistent waning of a response as a result of repeated stimulation that is not followed by any kind of reinforcement (Thorpe, 1963). Repeated neutral contacts between primates and humans can lead to a reduction in fear, and ultimately to the ignoring of an observer. Historically, the techniques and processes involved were rarely described, as habituation was generally viewed as a means to an end (Tutin & Fernandez, 1991). As we become increasingly aware of the potential effects of observer presence on primate behaviour, and especially the potential risks of close proximity with humans, it behoves us to measure as much about the habituation process as possible. However, most recent studies that have quantified primate behaviour in relation to habituators have focussed on great apes (see, for example, Ando et al., 2008; Bertolani & Boesch, 2008; Blom et al., 2004; Cipolletta, 2003; Doran-Sheehy et al., 2007; Sommer et al., 2004; Werdenich et al., 2003), with little information available for other primate taxa (but see Jack et al., 2008).en_UK
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_UK
dc.relationWilliamson EA & Feistner A (2011) Habituating primates: Processes, techniques, variables and ethics (2nd Edition). In: Setchell J & Curtis D (eds.) Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 33-50.
dc.rights'Habituating primates: processes, techniques, variables and ethics' in Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition, 2011. © Cambridge University Press 2011. Details of Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition can be found online at:; The publisher has granted permission for use of this book chapter in this Repository. The chapter was first published in Field and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition by Cambridge University Press.en_UK
dc.subjectgreat apeen_UK
dc.subjectSocial behavior in animalsen_UK
dc.subjectPrimates Behavioren_UK
dc.titleHabituating primates: Processes, techniques, variables and ethics (2nd Edition)en_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[Williamson Feistner 2011.pdf] Publisher conditions require a 12 month embargo.en_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.citation.btitleField and Laboratory Methods in Primatology: A Practical Guideen_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationDurrell Wildlife Conservation Trusten_UK
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren_UK
local.rioxx.authorWilliamson, Elizabeth A|0000-0001-6848-9154en_UK
local.rioxx.authorFeistner, Anna|en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.contributorSetchell, JM|en_UK
local.rioxx.contributorCurtis, DJ|en_UK
local.rioxx.filenameWilliamson Feistner 2011.pdfen_UK
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