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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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Psychology Library Editions: Comparative Psychology

Psychology Library Editions: Comparative Psychology

1st Edition

Various
February 22, 2018

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...

Ecological Learning Theory

Ecological Learning Theory

1st Edition

Graham Davey
February 22, 2018

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...

Brain, Behaviour and Evolution

Brain, Behaviour and Evolution

1st Edition

David A. Oakley, H. C. Plotkin
February 22, 2018

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,...

Early Learning in Man and Animal

Early Learning in Man and Animal

1st Edition

W. Sluckin
February 22, 2018

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’,...

Animal Nature and Human Nature

Animal Nature and Human Nature

1st Edition

W.H. Thorpe
February 22, 2018

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...

The Neurobiology of Behavior: An Introduction

The Neurobiology of Behavior: An Introduction

1st Edition

Gordon J. Mogenson
February 22, 2018

Originally published in 1977, the objective of this book was to examine the mechanisms by which the multiple factors or determinants – homeostatic deficits, hormonal influences, circadian rhythms, experiential and cognitive factors – become translated by the central nervous system into...

Animal Models for Psychiatry

Animal Models for Psychiatry

1st Edition

J. D. Keehn
February 22, 2018

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...

Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior

Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior

1st Edition

Stewart H. Hulse, Harry Fowler, Werner K. Honig
February 22, 2018

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...

Brain and Mind

Brain and Mind

1st Edition

David A. Oakley
February 22, 2018

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...

The Behavioral Significance of Color

The Behavioral Significance of Color

1st Edition

Edward H. Burtt, Jr.
February 22, 2018

Prior to publication the study of animal coloration was plagued by fanciful speculations, post hoc explanations and untestable hypotheses. This title, originally published in 1979, draws together widely scattered research into the coloration of animals; formulates predictive hypotheses to account...

The Comparative Development of Adaptive Skills: Evolutionary Implications

The Comparative Development of Adaptive Skills: Evolutionary Implications

1st Edition

Eugene S. Gollin
February 22, 2018

Originally published in 1985, the aim of this book was to examine the development of adaptive skills in a comparative context. Comparative explorations have evolutionary implications. Thus it is inevitable that the contributors to this volume, all of whom come to the study of development with a...

Animal and Human Conduct

Animal and Human Conduct

1st Edition

William E. Ritter
February 22, 2018

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...

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