Title

The Effects of Human Observers on the Consistency of GBI Gorilla Personality Profiles and Behavior

Document Type

Poster

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

The research into non-human primate personality has been limited but growing. Most of the research in this field is focused on chimpanzees, so there is a need to expand the research. The Gorilla Personality Index (GBI) is the only current model of gorilla personality and is based on the trait theory of personality. The GBI consists of four traits (dominance, fearfulness, understanding, and extroversion) which together create a holistic image of a gorilla’s personality. This poster will discuss the author’s proposed study to examine the effects of human visitors at a zoo on the behavior changes of gorillas with different GBI personality profiles in the summer of 2020.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Megan Matheson

Department/Program

Psychology

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/the-effects-of-human-observers-on-the-consistency-of-gbi-gorilla-personality-profiles-and-behavior/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

The Effects of Human Observers on the Consistency of GBI Gorilla Personality Profiles and Behavior

Ellensburg

The research into non-human primate personality has been limited but growing. Most of the research in this field is focused on chimpanzees, so there is a need to expand the research. The Gorilla Personality Index (GBI) is the only current model of gorilla personality and is based on the trait theory of personality. The GBI consists of four traits (dominance, fearfulness, understanding, and extroversion) which together create a holistic image of a gorilla’s personality. This poster will discuss the author’s proposed study to examine the effects of human visitors at a zoo on the behavior changes of gorillas with different GBI personality profiles in the summer of 2020.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/106