Comparative Psychology

A Handbook

Author: Gary Greenberg,Maury M. Haraway

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815312819

Category: Psychology

Page: 914

View: 7692

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Comparative Psychology of Audition

Perceiving Complex Sounds

Author: Robert J. Dooling,Stewart H. Hulse

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317786130

Category: Psychology

Page: 496

View: 5108

Uniting scientists who study music, child language, human psychoacoustics, and animal acoustical communication, this volume examines research on the perception of complex sounds. The contributors' papers focus on finding a common principle from the comparison of the processing of complex acoustic signals. This volume emphasizes the "comparative" and the "complex" in auditory perception. Topics covered range from communication systems in mice, birds, and primates to the perception and processing of language and music by humans.

Comparative Psychology

Evolution and Development of Behavior, 2nd Edition

Author: Mauricio R. Papini

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113687318X

Category: Psychology

Page: 800

View: 5850

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.

Principles Of Comparative Psychology

Author: Nicky Hayes

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317758749

Category: Psychology

Page: 257

View: 9644

This textbook covers aspects of animal behaviour featured in both A-Level Psychology and Social Biology courses. It includes accounts and discussions of imprinting, maternal behaviour, courtship and territoriality, social organization, and animal communication. Throughout the book the principle of behavioural diversity is built upon to show the complexities of animal behaviour and its relationship with the social and physical environment. The issues and perspectives arising from evolutionary theory are explored, and the need to utilize multiple levels of analysis in the understanding of animal and human behaviour is emphasized.

Comparative Psychology Monographs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology, Comparative

Page: N.A

View: 4441

Contains studies of animal behavior, in addition to studies in human psychology, conducted from the comparative point of view.

Comparative Psychology in the Twentieth Century

Author: Donald A. Dewsbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780879331085

Category: Psychologie comparée

Page: 413

View: 9314

"We are in a age when it is fashionable to trace one's roots. Although I have resisted the temptation to trace my genetic roots, the temptation to track my intellectual roots has proven irresistible. In reading accounts of the comparative psychologists that preceded my generation, I have been struck with their foresight and accomplishments. However, both the image and history of comparative psychology are generally perceived as poor. In this book I attempt to trace a consistent thread through the development of comparative psychology. By so doing, I hope to alter current perceptions of comparative psychology and thereby influence its future course. The goals of this book are best described as a cross between recording history and advocacy. I hope to escape some criticism by making my objectives and biases explicit. The audience toward which the book is directed consists of professionals and graduate students in comparative psychology and related disciplines. I hope to provide a fairly comprehensive overview of the history of comparative psychology as I perceive it. The book may therefore be useful in graduate seminars concerned with such history"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved).

Comparative Psychology for Clinical Psychologists and Therapists

What Animal Behavior Can Tell Us about Human Psychology

Author: Daniel C. Marston,Terry L. Maple

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784501611

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 824

Featuring animal research, from pigeons to primates, this book explains how comparative psychology can enrich our insights into human psychological processes. Each chapter covers a different clinical disorder or problem commonly encountered by clinical psychologists and therapists, including depression, autism and social communication disorders, substance abuse and obesity, and reviews related research into animal behaviors. Revealing how animal models can grant psychologists a better understanding of the motivations and causes for behaviors that are impossible or challenging to study in humans, the authors suggest interventions, drawn from research findings in comparative psychology, that can effectively address psychological disorders in humans.

Comparative Physiology of the Brain and Comparative Psychology

Author: Jacques Loeb

Publisher: Theclassics.Us

ISBN: 9781230225586

Category: Psychology, Comparative

Page: 76

View: 3990

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM OF MEDUSAE. EXPERIMENTS ON SPONTANEITY AND COORDINATION i. Experiments on Medusae or jelly-fish afford us an excellent opportunity for analysing the conditions for spontaneity and coordination, and for deciding whether or not these phenomena are dependent upon ganglion-cells. The subumbrella of the Medusae has a very thin layer of muscle-fibres which contract rhythmically. The contraction diminishes the size of the swimming-bell, and forces the water out. By means of the recoil the animal moves forward. In regard to the nervous system, we must discriminate between two classes of Medusae: first, the Hydromedusae (Hydroidea, Fig. 1), and, second, the Acalephae, one representative of which (Aurelia aurita, Fig. 2) is familiar to many laymen. The nervous system of the Hydromedusae consists of a double nerve-ring along the margin of the umbrella (d, Fig. 1). The upper nerve-ring forms a flat layer in the ectoderm, and consists of thin fibres and ganglion-cells. The lower nerve-ring has thicker fibres and more ganglion-cells, and is connected with the upper ring by nerve-fibres. In addition to this ring, which is called the central nervous system, there is also a peripheral nervous system, a plexus, consisting of nerves and scattered ganglion cells, spread out over the whole subumbrella (J>, Fig. 1), between the epithelium and the muscle-layer. The convex surface of the umbrella consists of a non-contractile, gelatinous mass, and no nervous elements are to be found in it. Acalephae (Fig. 2) have no continuous nerve-ring, but a row of separate nerve-centres (S, Fig. 2) extends around the margin of the umbrella, lying in the ectoderm, which covers the basis of the marginal bodies (sense organs). The...

Principles of Comparative Psychology

Author: Gary Greenberg,Maury M. Haraway

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Psychology

Page: 321

View: 8350

Presents a theoretical perspective of comparative psychology. This title gives particular recognition to some of the unique problems of the discipline in carrying out a careful application of the scientific method to its chosen subject matter of mind and behavior.

Behavior - An Introduction to Comparative Psychology

Author: John B. Watson

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781443728324

Category: Psychology

Page: 456

View: 2148

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...

Comparative Psychology of Invertebrates

The Field and Laboratory Study of Insect Behavior

Author: Gary Greenberg,Ethel Tobach

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135604940

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 881

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Comparative Psychology

Human and Animal Behaviour: A Sociobiological Approach

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349137766


Page: 218

View: 8942

Animal Cognition

An Introduction to Modern Comparative Psychology

Author: Jacques Vauclair

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674037038

Category: Nature

Page: 206

View: 6479

"Animal Cognition" presents a lucid and comprehensive overview of cognitive processes in animals--bees and wasps, cats and dogs, dolphins and sea otters, pigeons, titmice, and chimpanzees--and offers a novel discussion of the ways in which Piagetian concepts may be used to develop models for the study of animal cognition.

An Introduction to Comparative Psychology

Author: C. Lloyd Morgan

Publisher: Hesperides Press

ISBN: 1406728020

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4388

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Comparative Perspectives in Modern Psychology

Author: Daniel W. Leger

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803279261

Category: Psychology

Page: 327

View: 5084

The study of animal behavior throws light on everything said to be ?natural?: social and family relations, mating, communication, and learning. Comparative Perspectives in Modern Psychology illustrates that human behavior is best understood through a method of comparative psychology, based on evolutionary theory that views behavior as the result of the complex interplay of genetics and environment. Contents include: ?The Comparative Psychology of Monogamy? by Donald A. Dewsbury; ?Coming to Terms with the Everyday Language of Comparative Psychology? by Meredith J. West and Andrew P. King; ?The Darwinian Psychology of Discriminative Parental Solicitude? by Martin Daly and Margo Wilson; ?A Comparative Approach to Vocal Communication? by Charles T. Snowdon; ?A New Look at Ape Language: Comprehension of Vocal Speech and Syntax? by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh; ?A Synthetic Approach to the Study of Animal Intelligence? by Alan C. Kamil.