Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology

Option 1: Environmental and Evolutionary Psychology Presentation

Among the new techniques in zoo management is a concerted effort to make the animals’ environments stimulating and interesting. Each day, before animals are released into the daytime environment, zoo staff hide food items, toys, and other surprises throughout the environment. Assume that a local zoo has asked you to help them create naturalistic learning situations for their primate family collections.

Watch the “Learning Sets” video available on the student website. http://contentproxy.phoenix.edu/login?url=http://f…

Prepare a 10- 12 slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation with speaker notes for zoo managers and caretaker staff on how they might apply the ideas in this video segment on how chimpanzees and humans differ in transfer of learning.

Address the following in your presentation:

  • An explanation of learning sets from the video
  • How learning sets facilitate learning in both chimpanzees and humans, including an explanation of differences between chimpanzees and humans in transfer of learning