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Unformatted text preview: is where Ms. Goodall’s major scientific breakthrough in primatology came in. She mainly focused on how the monkeys made “tools” to complete both simple and more complex tasks. This was especially significant to her research because it had been previously believed that humans were the only organisms to use and create tools, and this was supposed to be the main dividing line between humans and all other animals. This newfound discovery made by Jane Goodall was what made scientists reconsider what they had defined before this finding. Uniquely Jane Goodall gave all her primates names instead of the typical numbers that prior scientists and researchers had given their test subjects. She chose to dive into the emotional attachment that all other scientists had resented and frowned upon, and her new form of studying paid off significantly....
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course PSYCH 1310 taught by Professor Meeks during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.
- Spring '08