Psychology Paper - Daniel Kelleher Dr Doran 11S-PSYC100012...

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Daniel Kelleher, Dr. Doran, 11S-PSYC100012: General Psychology, Volume 19, Issue 1 (February 2010), Ape and Human Cognition What's the Difference?, Michael Tomasello and Esther Herrmann Throughout History, humans and apes have showed many similar qualities and behaviors. Many studies have shown that the cognitive skills of humans and apes have a strong correlation, but also have major differences. Humans and apes share many basic perceptual, behavioral, and cognitive skills. These skills allow Apes to see and understand the physical world in virtually the same way as Humans do. For example, Apes understand how various events such as gathering food being related to other events such as the location of the food in the world. Also apes have the ability to identify individuals and recognize social relationships they have with the individual. These social relationships can consist of friendships, enemies, and mates. Apes can further recognize the goals and intentions of their relationship partners and realize what they are trying to accomplish. Therefore one can comprehend that apes have the ability to remember and
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