Theses and Dissertations - UTB/UTPA
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Valerie James-Aldridge
Dr. Gary Montgomery
Dr. Russell Eisenman
Data collected over an 11 year period were analyzed for behavioral constancy, reaction to environmental change, and the differential influence of environment and genetics in a group of captive chimpanzees using the framework of the Five Factor Model of Personality. Results suggested environment was a more influential factor in behavioral production, although expected reactions of specific individuals were not evidenced. Improvements upon this research include use of a more chimpanzee-specific personality model and more detailed data collection to support more precise conclusions regarding behavioral etiology.
University of Texas-Pan American
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