Comparative Psychology Products

  • Behaviour Analysis in Theory and Practice

    Contributions and Controversies

    Edited by Derek E. Blackman, Helga Lejeune

    This edited book addresses four themes of contemporary importance in the experimental and applied analysis of behaviour: chronobiology (relationships between time and behaviour), the emergence of rational thinking, language, and behavioural medicine. The current empirical and theoretical status of…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Psychology Press

  • Picture Perception in Animals

    Edited by Joel Fagot

    Animal researchers commonly present pictures to their subjects, usually birds or monkeys, in order to infer how natural objects are perceived and conceptualised, or to discover the brain mechanisms underlying these abilities. This unique book questions the premise of this experimental approach and…

    Paperback – 2016-02-29 
    Psychology Press

  • Obese Humans and Rats

    By Stanley Schacter, Judith Rodin

    Originally published in 1974, this volume examines the behavioural similarities of obese humans and animals whose so-called feeding centre (the ventro-medial hypothalamic nuclei) has been lesioned. Both the obese human and the VMH-lesioned animal seem to share a hyposensitivity to the internal (…

    Hardback – 2016-02-05 
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Revivals

  • A Very Bad Wizard

    Morality Behind the Curtain, 2nd Edition

    By Tamler Sommers

    In the first edition of A Very Bad Wizard: Morality Behind the Curtain – Nine Conversations, philosopher Tamler Sommers talked with an interdisciplinary group of the world’s leading researchers—from the fields of social psychology, moral philosophy, cognitive science, and primatology—all working on…

    Paperback – 2016-02-01 

  • The Social Insects

    Their Origin and Evolution

    By William Morton Wheeler

    Originally published in 1928, this volume, by a world authority on the subject, sums up our knowledge of the social insects. It inquires what are the social insects and what it is that makes us call them ‘social’. Terebrantia, aculeata, wasps, bees, ants, and termites are discussed in a succession…

    Hardback – 2016-01-04 
    Psychology Revivals

  • Learning from Animals?

    Examining the Nature of Human Uniqueness

    Edited by Louise S. Röska-Hardy, Eva M. Neumann-Held

    Human language, cognition, and culture are unique; they are unparalleled in the animal kingdom. The claim that we can learn what makes us human by studying other animal species provokes vigorous reactions and many deny that comparative research can shed any light on the origins and character of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Psychology Press

  • Phenomenology and the Science of Behaviour

    An Historical and Epistemological Approach

    By George Thinés

    The value of psychology as a science has been challenged in phenomenology and in other epistemological trends. The main objective of this book is to draw the attention of students of human and animal behaviour to important achievements in phenomenological psychology and comparative physiology which…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 
    Routledge Library Editions: Phenomenology

  • Information, Natural Law, and the Self-Assembly of Rhythmic Movement

    By Peter N. Kugler, Michael T. Turvey

    Originally published in 1987, the introduction states: "the authors have successfully accomplished their program – to explain, based on physical representations, the observed relations among various parameters of wrist-pendulum oscillations. Thereby a set of new ideas and concepts, including those…

    Hardback – 2015-11-09
    Psychology Revivals

  • Pavlovian Second-order Conditioning

    Studies in Associative Learning

    By Robert A. Rescorla

    Originally published in 1980, this volume explores some of the dramatic and exciting changes that had taken place in the field of conditioning in the 15 years prior to publication. The usefulness of a particular learning procedure, second-order conditioning, is explored in three aspects of the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-17
    Psychology Press
    Psychology Revivals

  • Developmental Disorders

    Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Assessment

    Edited by Stephen R. Hooper, George W. Hynd

    These two companion volumes provide a comprehensive review and critical evaluation of the major DSM-III and DSM-III-R child disorders. Their major goal is to provide diagnostic and assessment guidelines that are based on scientific literature in specific clinical domains. Each chapter contains a…

    Paperback – 2015-07-31
    Psychology Press

  • How to Rethink Psychology

    New metaphors for understanding people and their behavior

    By Bernard Guerin

    Based on the author’s forty years of experience in psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences, How to Rethink Psychology argues that to understand people we need to know more about their contexts than the dominant modes of thinking and research presently allow. Drawing upon insights from…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23

  • Human Contingency Learning: Recent Trends in Research and Theory

    A Special Issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

    Edited by Tom Beckers, Jan De Houwer

    The present special issue presents an overview of recent developments and controversies in research on human contingency learning. Contributions range from purely fundamental, theoretical analyses, over empirically oriented reports, to more applied contributions, reflecting the breadth of scope of…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Psychology Press

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