800–1,000 words


Weekly tasks or assignments (Individual or Group Projects)
will be due by Monday and late submissions will be assigned a late penalty in
accordance with the late penalty policy found in the syllabus. NOTE: All
submission posting times are based on midnight Central Time.

Social Behavior and Monkeys

American psychologist, Harry Harlow, conducted a famous
experiment that demonstrated the importance of caregiving and companionship in
the social development of monkeys. For this assignment, watch this video about
the Harlow monkey experiment.

Next, observe the social behavior of monkeys by watching the
monkey exhibit at your local zoo for at least 10 minutes. If you are unable to
visit a zoo, you may watch this videoof monkeys in a zoo environment. This
video is also found in this week’s M.U.S.E. material. While observing the
monkeys, put on your “sociologist hat,” and note the interactions and
behaviors that you see.

Answer the following questions in a paper of 800–1,000

How did the monkeys interact with one another?

How is the social behavior and social interaction of monkeys
similar to the behavior of humans?

Why do you think humans need social interaction?

What did you learn from conducting field observation
research? What do you think of this as a methodology?

Please submit your assignment.


School Tube. (2011). Harlow’s studies on dependency in
monkeys [Video]. Retrieved

LivingLinksCentre. (2010, July 31). Student resource – 10
minute animal behaviour sampling video [Video]. Retrieved from the You Tube Web
site: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_AL93uqIow