Extra Credit Paper 1- Jane Goodall

Extra Credit Paper 1- Jane Goodall - is where Ms....

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Brianna Haynes Intro. Pysch Spring 2010 10 am class The studies done by Jane Goodall attract my attention on many different levels. I take interest in her work mainly because I am an animal science major and I feel that you can never know enough about animals. Through her inspirational and fascinating forty-five year studies, Jane Goodall has formed a whole new perception of the social interactions of not just apes but humans as well. With her love for animals starting at an early age due to the gift of a stuffed monkey given to her by her father, Jane Goodall has never doubted what she was put on this Earth to do. She began her famous work with the Kasakela Chimpanzee Community in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania in 1960. She mainly studied social interaction between the chimps and how they took on everyday tasks and communication to achieve goals to help the “family”. This
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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.

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