Work and Play Gallery

A Photographic History of Work, Research, Play, and Publication Samples

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Article published in 1968 reprinted elsewhere in 1972 and 1975.

1968 Mitchell, G. Attachment differences in male and female infant monkeys. Child Development 39:611-620.

Reprinted in J. Bardwick (Ed.), Psychology of Women, pp. 18-22. Harper and Row. NewYork. 1972.

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Also reprinted in 1975 in R. Unger and R. L. Denmark (Eds.) Woman: Independent or Dependent Variable, Psychological Dimensions, Inc., New York, 1975.

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Meeting at Esalen

Mitchell, G. Development of violence and pleasure in man: Behavioral effects of early isolation rearing experiences. Esalen Institute. Big Sur, California, October 10-12, 1969.

1969 (cont.)


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Above:                                                                                                                        1968-1969 Psychology Dept- Grad /Staff League.                                                            Front, left to right- John Hopwood,  Gary Mitchell,  Dale Lott.                                           Back, left to right- Jim Barrell, Stan Parkinson, M. E. Bitterman, Neal Kroll


1970 Mitchell, G. and E. M. Brandt. Behavioral differences related to experience of mother and sex of infant in the rhesus monkey. Developmental Psychology 3:149.

Reprinted in J. F. Rosenblith, W. Allinsmith, and J. P. Williams (Eds.), The Causes of Behavior: Readings in Child Psychology and Educational Psychology, 3rd edition, pp. 354-355, Allyn and Bacon, lnc., Boston, 1972.


Also in J. F. Rosenblith, W. Allinsmith. and J. P. Williams (Eds.), Readings in Child Development. Allyn and Bacon, Inc., Boston, 1973.

1970 (cont.)

1970 Behavior Modification Workshop, University of the Pacific (Brochure cover by J. Erwin)

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1970 (cont.)

Mitchell, G. Abnormal behavior in primates, pp. 195-249. In L. A. Rosenblum (Ed.), Primate Behayior: Developments in Field and Laboratory Research, Vol. 1, Academic Press, New York,1970

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1970 (cont.) PLAY BREAK #2- BAJA 500 Off-road race.

Two break downs on the desert in Baja California, Mexico.


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Above- The 1970 Baja 500 Off Road Race, Baja California, Mexico. An account of this adventure appears in Dr. Robert M. Murphey’s “The Learning Curve”. Dune Buggies and Hot VW’s. Nov, 1970, pp 21-25. Photo 1- Profs Mitchell & Murphey with Murphey’s entry stopped with a broken oil filler spout. Photo 2- Profs Dave Allen and Gary Mitchell with Dave’s dune buggy on the edge of a precipice. Photo 3- Dave’s dune buggy rescued from the precipice by a more sophisticated pit crew who happened by. A lesson was learned- don’t drink Santo Tomas wine before driving to your pit crew destination. All of this occurred south of the village of Santo Tomas.


Book chapter

Mitchell G. Parental and infant behavior, pp. 382-402. In E. S. E. Hafez (Ed.), Comparative Reproduction of Nonhuman Primates, Charles C. Thomas.Springfield, Illinois, 1971.

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Mitchell, G. Looking behavior in the rhesus monkey. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 1972, 3, 53-67.


1972 (cont)

Book Chapter

Mitchell, G. and E. M. Brandt. Paternal behavior in primates, pp. 173-206. In F. Poirier (Ed.), Primate Socialization, Random House, New York,1972.

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1972 (cont)

In Portland, Oregon, 1972  (next four frames) (the International Congress was in 1972, the publication of the papers from the meeting was in 1973.)

1973 Brandt, E. M. and G. MitchelL Labor and delivery behavior in rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 38:519-522.

1973 Erwin, J. and G. Mitchell. Analysis of rhesus monkey vocalizations: Maturation­related sex differences in clear-call frequency. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 38(2) :463-467.

1973 Redican. W. K. and G. Mitchell. The social behavior of adult male-infant pairs of rhesus macaques in a laboratory environment. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 38(2):523-526.

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1972 (cont)

In Ireland, 1972 (next four frames)

Note: The conference was in Galway in 1972. The proceedings were published in 1974.:

1974 Redican, W. K., J. Gomber and G. Mitchell. Factors in family relationships: Adult male parental behaviour in feral- and isolation-reared rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), pp. 131-146. In J. H. Cullen (Ed.), Experimental Behaviour. A Basis for a Study of Mental Djsturbance, Irish University Press, Dublin.

1974 Mitchell. G. Syndromes resulting from social isolation. pp. 216-223. In J. H.Cullen (Ed.), Experimental Behaviour. A Basis for a Study of Mental Disturbance, Irish University Press, Dublin.

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Book chapter

Mitchell, G. and Linda Schroers. Birth order and parental experience in monkeys and man, pp. 159-184. ill H. W. Reese (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior. Vol. 8. New York:: Academic Press, 1973. enlarge a frame.

1973 (cont.)

Textbook chapter

1973 Mitchell G. Comparative development of social and emotional behavior. pp. 102- 128. in G. Bermant (Ed.), Perspectives in Animal Behayior, Scott. Foresman,.Glenview, Illinois.

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In Psychology Today, April 1974, pp. 63-68.

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From top, Bill Redican, Jody Gomber, and their Prof. G. Mitchell, Authors off the Psychology Today, April 1974, pp. 63-68. article above.

Translated into French-1974                 Translated into Italian-1975


Also translated into Portuguese-1974 in Brazil’s Realidade                                          Also translated into German– 1975 (“Affen-Mannchen als Vater”, Psychologie Heute) and Reprinted in the British affiliate of Psychology Today – 1975



Chapters about the rhesus monkey, 1975.

1975 Agar. M. E. and G. Mitchell. Behavior of free-ranging adult rhesus macaques: A review. Chapter 8, pp. 323-342. 10. G. Bourne (Ed.), The Rhesus Mookey, Vol. I, Academic Press. New York.

1975 Mitchell. G. and E. M. Brandt. Behavior of the female rhesus monkey during birth, Chapter 7, pp. 231-244. ill G. Bourne (Ed.), The Rhesus Monkey, Vol. 2, Academic Press, New York.




1975 (cont)

Article in The Futurist magazine, 1975.

1975 Mitchell, G. What monkeys can tell us about human violence. The Futurist 9(2):75-80.

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Above- From The Futurist, April 1975, pp. 75-80.


The Futurist article reprinted in a textbook.

Reprinted in W. J. Kennedy (Ed.), Adventures in Anthropology. pp. 91-94, West: New York, 1977.

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Reprinted in Donn Byrne and Lois Byrne (Eds.), Exploring Human Sexuality, pp. 64-70, Thomas Y. Crowell Co, New York, 1977.

Originally published in 1975 Erwin, J. and G. Mitchell. Initial heterosexual behavior of adolescent rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta). Archives of Sexual Behavior 4:97-104.

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1977 (cont)

Book chapter in the tome entitled Handbook of Sexology in 1977.

1977 Mitchell, G. Parental behavior in nonhuman primates, Chapter 54, pp. 749- 759. In J. Money and H. Musaph (Eds.). Handbook of Sexology, Elsevier/North-Holland Biomedical Press. (Winter)



 Another textbook reprint of the article which appeared in The Futurist magazine in 1975. .

Reprinted in M. Wertheimer and Rappaport (Eds.), Psychology and the Problems of Today. Scott, Foresman: Glenview, Illinois, 1978.



Two books published.

Mitchell, G. Behavioral Sex Differences in Nonhuman Primates. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979, and

Erwin, J., Maple, T,. and Mitchell, G. (Eds.) Captivity and Behavior. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1979.

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T. Maple, G. Mitchell, and J. Erwin, Editors of “Captivity and Behavior”.


Another book chapter published.

Mitchell, G. and Caine, N. G. Macaques and Other Old World Primates. pp.201-222  In Roy, M. A. (ed.) Species Identity and Attachment: A Phylogenetic Evaluation.New York: Garland, 1980.

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1980 (cont)

NASA Social Isolation Bibliography Project1980

Mitchell, G. and co-authors. Forty different abstracts of G. Mitchell articles selected for a NASA sponsored bibliography. In F.R. Akins, G.S.Mace, J.W. Hubbard, and D.L Akins (Eds.), Behavioral Development of Nonhuman Primates; An Abstracted Bibliography, Plenum, New York. (Special recognition for contributions to this area given in preface of the Akins, et at, book), 1980.


Another book published.

Mitchell, G. Human Sex Differences: A Primatologist’s Perspective.New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1981.


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Book above also translated into Japanese.

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1981 Honorary Society

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1983 Schapiro, S. J. and G. Mitchell. Infant-directed abuse in a semi-natural environment: Precipitating factors, pp, 29-48. In M. Reite and N. G. Caine (Eds.), Child Abuse: The Nonhuman Primate Data. Alan R. Liss, New York.

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Book chapter published in a Child Development book.

Mitchell, G. and C. Shively. Experimental and naturalistic studies of nonhuman primate and other animal families, pp. 20-41. In R. D. Parke, R. Emde, H. McAdoo and G. P. Sackett (Eds.), Review of Child Development Research, Vol. 7, The Family,  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984

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1984 (cont)

Book chapter in a Veterinary Science Book.

1984 Mitchell, G. and A. S. Clarke. Contributions of behavioral primatology to veterinary science and comparative medicine, pp. 25-50. In A. G. Hendrickx (Ed.), Research on Nonhuman Primates: Advances in Veterinary Science and Comparative Medjcine, Vol. 28, Academic Press, New York.

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1984 (cont)


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Even very prestigious academies can sometimes be slipshod. To wit, note the spelling of G. Mitchell by the New York Academy of Sciences. Is G. Mitchell a member or not? To this day it is unclear. The Academy was never informed of its error because the flub was, and still is, amusing; and , in an odd way, the mistake is instructive to all who would become “elite”.


Chapter in a Social Psychology book on Power and Dominance.

Mitchell, G. and T. L. Maple. Dominance in nonhuman primates. pp. 49-66.  In S. Ellyson and J. Dovidio (Eds.). Power. Dominance. and Nonverbal Behavior. New York: Springer-Verlag, 1985.

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Two edited volumes published.

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Mitchell, G. and J. Erwin (Eds.) Comparative Primate Biology, Volume 2, Part A; Behavior, Conservation, and Ecology. New York: Alan R. Liss, 1986.


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Above: Mitchell, G. and J. Erwin (Eds.) Comparative Primate Biology, Volume 2, Part B, Behavior, Cognition, and Motivation. New York: Alan R. Liss, 1987.

1987 (cont)

Chapter in a book on Human Development.

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Above; 1987 Bloomstrand, M. and G. Mitchell. Abnormal behavioral development in primates.  In C. M. Super and S. Harkness, (Eds.), Studies in Comparative Human Development, Vol. 1: The Role of Culture in Developmental Disorder, Academic Press, New York.


An article in The American Biology Teacher (The official journal of the National Association of Biology Teachers).


Above: Mitchell, G. The American Biology Teacher, Volume 50, No. 2, February, 1988.        ***My BA at UNH was not in Mathematics and Psychology. I had a BA in Psychology alone, and only minored in Math.


American Society of Primatologists Annual Meeting.

Meeting Report: ASP in Davis, CA

About 400 primatologists met July 11-14, 1990, at the University of California Davis campus for the 13th annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists. The keynote address was given by Professor Marian C. Diamond of UC Berkeley, an anatomist who works with rat subjects. Her address on the effects of environment and experience on the nervous system was extremely relevant to the efforts we are making to improve the environments of our primate subjects. Other featured speakers were Charles Snowdon (U. Wisconsin), who described his non-invasive investigations of suppression of ovulation in cotton-top tamarins; Gene Sackett (U. Washington), expressing the theory that there is a fundamental cross-purpose between veterinarians and caretakers, who strive to breed the healthiest possible animals, and researchers, who need animal models of human diseases and abnormalities; and Donald Lindburg (San Diego Zoo), who spoke of ex-situ propagation of endangered wildlife as a last resort in the face of vanishing habitat.

Symposia were held on the Socioecology of juvenile primates; Gorilla cognition and communication and its development; Rank and reproductive success; Genetic research on nonhuman primates: Issues in biology and management; Mechanisms of vocal communication in primates; and Psychological perspectives in primatology (a symposium in tribute to Gary Mitchell).  A workshop was held on Invasive and noninvasive applications of ultrasound in macaques, and another, in conjunction with the Association of Primate Veterinarians (who met in Sacramento 14-16 July), on USDA standards for outdoor primate facilities. Several films and videos were shown  and there were 50 posters presented, and 10 sessions of contributed papers on various subjects. Abstracts of the presentations were published in the American Journal of Primatology, 1990, 20 [3].

Four students were winners of the Student Presentation Awards. C. Drea (Emory U.) and M. Libet (UC Davis) who presented papers entitled, respectively, “Color discrimination and color reversal acquisition in group-living rhesus monkeys,” and “Differential tolerance across rank groups during social feeding in a captive group of rhesus monkeys.” L. Digby (UC Davis) and T. Justice (Wake Forest U.) presented posters on “An experimental test of dispersal choices in Callithrix jacchus,” and “Changes in the interfemale social behavior of Macaca fascicularis over the menstrual cycle.”

Officers were elected for the next 2 years: President, Joyce Sirianni; President-elect, Rich Rawlins; Past President, Bill Mason; Executive Secretary, Nancy Caine; and Treasurer, Jeff French.

The 14th annual meeting will be held jointly with the Mexican Primate Society on June 24-28, 1991, in Vera Cruz, Mexico.

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