Assessing the Psychological Well-being of Chimpanzees

Publication Year:
2007
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Repository URL:
https://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/etd_hon_theses/28
Author(s):
Fagen, Ariel
Tags:
chimpanzee; psychological well-being; enrichment
thesis / dissertation description
This thesis proposes a model to assess the psychological well-being of chimpanzees in captivity. Additionally, it explores how enrichment and care techniques can be applied to meet three basic psychological needs of chimpanzees (controllability, predictability & stimulation), the importance of meeting these needs and how not meeting these needs may be reflected in the proposed model.