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Title Through the looking glass : issues of psychological well-being in captive nonhuman primates / edited by Melinda A. Novak and Andrew J. Petto
Edition First edition
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association ; [1991]
Hyattsville, MD : Copies may be ordered from APA Order Dept., [1991]
copyright 1991
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Description 1 online resource ( xiii, 285 pages : illustrations)
Summary This book is an outgrowth of a conference, "The Psychological Well-being of Captive Primates," which was held in September of 1988 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. The catalyst for the conference was the 1985 amendment to the Animal Welfare Act, which specifically required primatologists to "provide a physical environment adequate to promote the psychological well-being of primates." The purposes of the conference were to identify and define the term "psychological well-being" for nonhuman primates, to determine ways in which psychological well-being might be enhanced, to consider the economic impact of the 1985 amendment, and to evaluate the effect of such legislation on the research enterprise. Diverse viewpoints were provided by researchers, U.S. Department of Agriculture officials, veterinarians, and animal welfare groups. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 221-273) and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Primates as laboratory animals -- Congresses.
Primates -- Psychology -- Congresses.
Captive wild animals -- Psychology -- Congresses.
Animal welfare -- Congresses.
Primates -- psychology.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Novak, Melinda A.
Petto, Andrew J.