American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Yerkes, Robert Mearns 1876-1956. American psychobiologist who studied the intelligence of humans and primates.
- n. United States psychologist who studied the intelligence of primates (1876-1956)
“In the late 1970s, Dr, Herbert Benson, my erstwhile colleague and boss at what was then Boston's Beth Israel Hospital, co-authored an article for the Harvard Business Review featuring an arcane, but immediately obvious, relationship called the Yerkes-Dodson Law.”
“That's when Weinberg told me about something called the Yerkes-Dodson Biphasic Curve, which, in layman's terms, is shaped like an inverted "u.”
“His keen eye and diligent study opened the doors for him at observatories such as Yerkes and Lick.”
“We are very weird animals," said Emory University anthropologist Todd Preuss at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, who wasn't involved in the study.”
“It's crazy," said Isabel Yerkes , 24, who lives across the hallway from Mr. Pimentel's apartment.”
“Devyn Carter, Malini Suchak, and Frans de Waal of the Yerkes National Primate Research Center at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, is the first to document what the researchers call "spontaneous prosocial choice by chimpanzees," a species that, until now, was thought to be "indifferent to the welfare" of others.”
“By the way, I was in stunt legend, Bob Yerkes, office the other day and I saw one of these EXACT same swords leaning against the wall.”
“Read “The Mismeasure of Man” by Stephen Jay Gould for a good look at how Yerkes and others have jerked us around for decades.”
“For the past 20 years de Waal has lived and worked in Atlanta, Georgia where he operates the Living Links Center at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University.”
“The unknown substance, Yerkes wrote, "was not smoke, for the residue fell to the water, where smoke would have lingered.”
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