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Psychology Library Editions: Comparative Psychology


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Psychology Library Editions: Comparative Psychology (16 Volume set) brings together a number of titles which explore animal behaviour and learning, some in isolation but mostly comparing it with human behaviour. Research in this area looks at many different issues, using various methods and examines species from insects to primates. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1928 and 1997, with the majority from the 70s and 80s, includes contributions from many highly respected authors.

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Aberrant Development in Infancy Human and Animal Studies

Aberrant Development in Infancy: Human and Animal Studies

1st Edition

Norman R. Ellis
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1975, this volume deals with animals and human infants. The chapters reflect a mixture of issues and problems ranging from the significance of sucking responses in the newborn, the development of memory, effects of rearing conditions in monkeys, and brain damage in animals, ...

Animal Models for Psychiatry

Animal Models for Psychiatry

1st Edition

J. D. Keehn
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1986, in this work Professor Keehn assesses the contributions of experimental psychology and ethology to psychiatric theory and practice at the time. He discusses the status of animals in psychopathology, and describes a number of animal clinical pictures, covering both ...

Animal Nature and Human Nature

Animal Nature and Human Nature

1st Edition

W.H. Thorpe
March 03, 2020

Our views on human nature are fundamental to the whole development, indeed the whole future, of human society. Originally published in 1974, Professor Thorpe believed that this was one of the most important and significant topics to which a biologist can address himself, and in this book he ...

Animal Psychology Its Nature and its Problems

Animal Psychology: Its Nature and its Problems

1st Edition

J.A. Bierens de Haan
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1948, the author follows the idea that the instincts are "the spring and basis of all animal behaviour (with the exception perhaps of play), and therewith the core of the animal’s mind, and that individual experience, gathered by the animal in the course of its life, may ...

Animal and Human Conduct

Animal and Human Conduct

1st Edition

William E. Ritter
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1928, this title looks at the link between animal and human conduct. It had long been recognized on the basis of their activities that many animals possess minds, and that these are similar in a considerable number of respects to human minds. According to the author, this ...

Brain and Mind

Brain and Mind

1st Edition

David A. Oakley
March 03, 2020

The relationship between brain and mind is one of the most baffling problems in science but potentially one of the most interesting. First published in 1985, this collection of original essays traces the development of mind in animals and human beings from its origins in the evolution of larger ...

Brain, Behaviour and Evolution

Brain, Behaviour and Evolution

1st Edition

David A. Oakley, H. C. Plotkin
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1979, this book provides students with an example of the ways in which an evolutionary perspective can rephrase and clarify traditional questions and issues in psychology. The format provides the student firstly with the minimal amount of basic information in neuroanatomy, ...

Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior

Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior

1st Edition

Stewart H. Hulse, Harry Fowler, Werner K. Honig
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1978, this book is a collection of chapters based on the papers read at a conference in 1976 at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The title starts with an introductory essay in which a metatheoretical and philosophical approach to the problem of cognition in ...

Early Learning in Man and Animal

Early Learning in Man and Animal

1st Edition

W. Sluckin
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1970, this is a survey of findings on the learning of young animals and human infants. In an attempt to discover some of the characteristic features of early learning, it examines all types of learning from conditioning and the primitive process known as ‘imprinting’, ...

Ecological Learning Theory

Ecological Learning Theory

1st Edition

Graham Davey
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1989, this title presents a view of adaptive behaviour which integrates both evolutionary and psychological perspectives on learning. The study of learning, and in particular conditioning, had evolved in isolation from the rest of the biological sciences, and until the late ...

Evolution of Brain and Behavior in Vertebrates

Evolution of Brain and Behavior in Vertebrates

1st Edition

R.B. Masterton, M.E. Bitterman, C.B.G. Campbell, Nicholas Hotton
March 03, 2020

Originally published in 1976, the object of this volume was to present a relatively up-to-date overview of what was known, what was suspected, and what remained to be discovered concerning the general question of the evolution of the vertebrate brain and behaviour, and to present a list of ...

Nonverbal Communication Where Nature Meets Culture

Nonverbal Communication: Where Nature Meets Culture

1st Edition

Ullica Segerstrale, Peter Molnar
March 03, 2020

The field of nonverbal communication is a strategic site for demonstrating the inextricable interrelationship between nature and culture in human behaviour. This book, originally published in 1997, aims to explode the misconception that "biology" is something that automatically precludes or ...

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