Chimpanzees: The Generality Of The Five-Factor Model

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In the first study published by King & Figueredo in 1997, conclusions about the generality of the Five-Factor Model, or Big Five, to non-human primates are made. By incorporating the data from a large sample of chimpanzees and using a bipolar dimensional approach, personality factors were sampled. Two fundamental questions were addressed regarding chimpanzee personality. The first of which aimed to determine if the personality structure of chimpanzees could be measured with acceptable levels of inter-observer reliability and validity. The second addressed how closely chimpanzee personality factors resembled those found in humans. As chimpanzees are one of the closest phyolgenetically related human ancestors, it is likely that particular personality

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