Comparative Psychology

Evolution and Development of Behavior, 2nd Edition

By Mauricio R. Papini

© 2008 – Psychology Press

800 pages | 228 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

Comparative Psychology (second edition) is a core textbook for senior undergraduate and graduate courses in Comparative Psychology, Animal Behavior, and Evolutionary Psychology. Its main goal is to introduce the student to evolutionary and developmental approaches to the study of animal behavior.

The structure of the book reflects the principal areas of importance to psychology students studying animal behavior: evolution, physiological issues, learning and cognition, development, and social evolution.

Throughout, this text includes many examples drawn from the study of human behavior, highlighting general and basic principles that apply broadly to the animal kingdom.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Part 1. Principles of Evolutionary Theory.Biological Evolution. Origin and Evolution of Animals. Evolution and Development. Part 2. Behavioral Neurology.Simple Nervous Systems and Behavior. Evolution of the Vertebrate Brain and Behavior. Part 3. Learning and Cognition.General Processes in Associative Learning. Comparative Analysis of Associative Learning. Animal Cognition. Part 4. Development of Behavior.Genes and Behavior. Early Learning and Behavior. Early Social Learning and Behavior. Part 5.: Social Evolution.Reproductive and Social Behavior. Brain, Behavior, and Evolution of Primates.

About the Author

Mauricio R. Papini is Professor of Psychology at Texas Christian University. His work focuses on learning and emotion in situations involving surprising nonreward and integrating learning principles with comparative neuroscience concepts and techniques.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY008000
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology