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The Resource Contemporary issues in comparative psychology, edited by Donald A. Dewsbury

Contemporary issues in comparative psychology, edited by Donald A. Dewsbury

Label
Contemporary issues in comparative psychology
Title
Contemporary issues in comparative psychology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Donald A. Dewsbury
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book we bring together the work of various comparative psychologists whose work has one foot in traditional psychology and the other in the interdisciplinary mainstream of research in animal behavior. Our goal has been to summarize the current status of some important research in comparative psychology and to tie this work to general principles. Although we have tried to illustrate exciting approaches rather than to provide an exhaustive survey, we hope that this book also will be useful as a textbook for advanced courses in comparative psychology. The approach to comparative psychology emphasized here entails a broad-based, biological approach to the study of behavior with an emphasis on the natural lives of animals. In a sense, this represents the realization of the "comparative behavioral science" envisaged by Frank Beach in a textbook he wrote in the late 1950s but which, regrettably, he chose not to publish. I thank all who played a role in the publication of this book. Most important are the authors who wrote it and who generally did so remarkably close to the schedule agreed upon. Pessimists sometimes bemoan the small number of comparative psychologists active today, but I believe we have an embarrassment of riches. I regret the extent to which we have had to limit the size of this volume, thus excluding some very fine comparative psychologists. From the standpoint of the viability of the field, however, this is a good problem to have. On the other hand, I am delighted with the group of psychologists who were willing to contribute chapters"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Action
digitized
Dewey number
591.51
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dewsbury, Donald A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animal behavior
  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Psychologie comparée
  • Animaux
Label
Contemporary issues in comparative psychology, edited by Donald A. Dewsbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-496) and index
Contents
Part l. Feeding and other behavior in individual animals -- Part ll. Mating behavior -- Part lll. Parental behavior and development -- Part lV. Communication and social behavior -- Epilogue -- Index
Control code
ocn656833283
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 509 pages)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656833283
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Contemporary issues in comparative psychology, edited by Donald A. Dewsbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 452-496) and index
Contents
Part l. Feeding and other behavior in individual animals -- Part ll. Mating behavior -- Part lll. Parental behavior and development -- Part lV. Communication and social behavior -- Epilogue -- Index
Control code
ocn656833283
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 509 pages)
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656833283
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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