When the studies on Japanese monkeys were first published, Imanishi’s methodology was initially severely criticized by Western researchers as “a bad method inviting anthropomorphism.” However, the Japanese methodology used in the “research on social behaviors based on individual identification,” was gradually accepted, and it is now recognized as a standard technique in studies of animal behavior.
■References (Books, papers, Web articles, etc.)
My Life with the Chimpanzees Jane Goodall Aladdin; Revised edition (April 1, 1996)
The Ape and the Sushi Master Frans de Waal Basic Books; 1 edition (December 27, 2001)
『サル・ヒト・アフリカ 私の履歴書』 伊谷純一郎 （日本経済新聞社1991）
山極寿一, 2006. 「ゴリラの人付け、人のゴリラ付け」、心理学評論, 49(3): 403-413.
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