Perception of Scary Halloween Masks by Zoo Animals and Humans

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Sinnott, Joan M.; Speaker, H. Anton; Powell, Laura A.; Mosteller, Kelly W.;
(2012)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: International Journal of Comparative Psychology, Behavior, Behaviour, Communication, Vocalization, Comparative Psychology, Behavioral Taxonomy, Behavioural Taoxonomy, Cognition, Cognitive Processes, Intelligence, Perception, Human, Halloween, Primates

Zoo animals were tested to see if they perceived the scary nature of Halloween masks, using a procedure that measured the avoidance response latency to take food from a masked human experimenter. Human perception of the masks was also assessed using a rating scale, with... View more
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