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The Resource Principles of comparative psychology, edited by Rolland H. Waters, D.A. Rethlingshafer [and] Willard E. Caldwell

Principles of comparative psychology, edited by Rolland H. Waters, D.A. Rethlingshafer [and] Willard E. Caldwell

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Principles of comparative psychology
Title
Principles of comparative psychology
Statement of responsibility
edited by Rolland H. Waters, D.A. Rethlingshafer [and] Willard E. Caldwell
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Language
eng
Summary
"This book, initiated by Willard Caldwell, represents the combined efforts of a group of psychologists working in the field of animal study to present the data and the interpretations of those data in this fascinating area. The contributors were selected because they are themselves responsible for much of the research material brought together in the text. Each is an independent scholar in his own area and is thus best able to interpret the outcomes of experimental and theoretical studies in that area. The authors have tried to incorporate recent findings without neglecting the standard, time-tested material to be expected in a book that proposes to survey the entire field. The following features of the text illustrate this effort: a new look at the old problem of innate behavior; the effects of early experience on the development of sensory and perceptual abilities; the added insight on neural mechanisms resulting from the application of recently developed techniques; new research trends in motivation; fresh evaluations of findings in the areas of social and abnormal behavior; the role of genetics in the analysis of behavior; an account of the contributions of European ethologists to comparative psychology; the study of many different species; and the inclusion of divergent theoretical points of view rather than the particular biases of the contributors and editors. The book is designed to be more than a mere compilation of factual materials. Experimental findings are essential, but of equal, or greater, interest are the principles drawn from these findings. The references listed at the end of each chapter will direct the interested student to the original sources for a more detailed statement of the techniques and data on which the textual material is founded"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
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digitized
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Waters, Rolland H.,
Dewey number
151.3
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Rethlingshafer, Dorothy A
  • Caldwell, Willard E
Series statement
McGraw-Hill series in psychology
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  • Psychology, Comparative
  • Psychology, Comparative
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Principles of comparative psychology, edited by Rolland H. Waters, D.A. Rethlingshafer [and] Willard E. Caldwell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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ocn655685347
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unknown
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1 online resource (ix, 453 pages)
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one file format
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online
Other physical details
illustrations
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(OCoLC)655685347
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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
Principles of comparative psychology, edited by Rolland H. Waters, D.A. Rethlingshafer [and] Willard E. Caldwell
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Control code
ocn655685347
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 453 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)655685347
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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