Through the Looking Glass: Issues of Psychological Well-Being in Captive Nonhuman Primates

Pages: 285
Item #: 4318050
ISBN: 978-1-55798-087-8
List Price: $9.95
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Copyright: 1991
Format: Hardcover
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Through the Looking Glass examines the scientific, political, and public education problems in trying to design environments that ensure the "psychological well-being" of captive nonhuman primates—as mandated by the 1985 amendments to the Animal Welfare Act.

Issues addressed include the USDA's views and aims with respect to the 1985 amendments; public reaction to primate research that has led to public policy changes; development of institutional programs to promote psychological well-being; and the challenges in implementing the new regulations.

Table of Contents




  1. Perspectives on Psychological Well-Being in Captive Primates: Through the Looking Glass
    —Melinda A. Novak and Andrew J. Petto

I. Historical Perspectives on Psychological Well-Being Legislation

  1. Animals in Research: Public Policy Determinants
    —Franklin M. Loew
  2. The Necessity for Interpretation of Standards Designed to Promote the Psychological Well-Being of Nonhuman Primates
    —Ronald D. Hunt
  3. The 1985 Animal Welfare Act Amendments
    —Dale Schwindaman

II. Defining Psychological Well-Being

  1. The Human Model of Psychological Well-Being in Primates
    —Gene P. Sackett
  2. Subjective and Objective Factors in Assessing Psychological Well-Being in Nonhuman Primates
    —Leonard A. Rosenblum
  3. The Role of Individual Differences in Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Rhesus Monkeys
    —Stephen J. Suomi and Melinda A. Novak
  4. Decision Analysis for Developing Programs of Psychological Well-Being: A Bias-for-Action Approach
    —Michale E. Keeling, Patricia L. Alford, and Molly A. Bloomsmith

III. Potential Parameters of Psychological Well-Being

  1. The Social Nature of Primates
    —Frans B. M. de Waal
  2. Is Social Housing of Primates Always the Optimal Choice?
    —Christopher L. Coe
  3. Survival and Reproduction as Measures of Psychological Well-Being in Cotton-Top Tamarins
    —Lorna D. Johnson, Andrew J. Petto, and Prabhat K. Sehgal
  4. Naturalistic Environments and Psychological Well-Being
    —Charles T. Snowdon

IV. Implications of the New Amendments From an Administrative and a Veterinary Perspective

  1. Psychological Well-Being: The Billion-Dollar Solution
    —Thomas L. Wolfle
  2. A Prescription for Psychological Well-Being
    —Rosalind M. Rolland

V. Procedures for Promoting Psychological Well-Being in Nonhuman Primates

  1. Efforts to Promote Psychological Well-Being in Prosimian Primates at the Duke University Primate Research Center
    —M. Kay Izard
  2. An Environmental Enrichment Program for Caged Rhesus Monkeys at the Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center
    —Viktor Reinhardt
  3. Effects of Cage Size and Environmental Enrichment on Behavioral and Physiological Responses of Rhesus Macaques to the Stress of Daily Events
    —Scott W. Line, Hal Markowitz, Kathleen N. Morgan, and Sharon Strong
  4. Applied Primate Ecology: Evaluation of Environmental Changes Intended to Promote Psychological Well-Being
    —Joseph M. Erwin

VI. Public Reaction to Primate Research

  1. Translating Research Into Workable Regulations
    —B. Taylor Bennett
  2. Public Perception Concerning Research With Captive Primates and Other Animals
    —W. Jean Dodds
  3. The Psychological Well-Being of Captive Primates: Protecting the Public Interest
    —Edward A. Leonard
  4. The Public's Perception of Primates in Research
    —Steve Carroll
  5. Animal Research: Our Obligation to Educate
    —Frederick A. King

Appendix A: The Welfare of Nonhuman Primates in Research Settings: A Bibliography
—Melinda A. Novak, Karla H. Drewsen, and Susan A. Beckley

Appendix B: Special Sessions