Comparative Psychology: A Handbook / Edition 1

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

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Sums up the current state of the approach to understanding animal behavior that focuses on evolution, development, and species- typical behavior, with original studies solicited from some 100 comparative psychologists and a few specialists in other areas of animal behavior who were thought suitable to invite. The field has not had time to fossilize into reductionist thought, and tends to avoid such common concepts as instinct and innate as either descriptors or explanations of behavior. The overall themes are historical and international perspectives; theory, concepts, and issues; methodology; physiology, sensation, and perception; species and groups; learning and development; selected behaviors; and cognitive processes. A few illustrations are included. Species as well as subjects and authors are indexed. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Meet the Author

Maury M. Haraway teaches in the Department of Psychology at Northeast Louisiana University.
Gary Greenberg, Professor of Psychology at Wichita State University, has been a comparative psychologist since the start of his career. He is a founding member of the International Society for Comparative Psychology and a consulting editor for the International Journal of Comparative Psychology.

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Historical and International Perspectives 1
History of Comparative Psychology in Biographical Sketches 3
History of Comparative Psychology: Euro-Marxist Perspectives 25
Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Comparative Psychology 31
International Perspectives on Comparative Psychology 44
Sect. II Theory, Concepts, and Issues 49
Allometry and Comparative Psychology: Technique and Theory 51
Anagenesis 66
Anthropomorphism 71
Approach/Withdrawal Theory 74
Behavioral Ecology 81
Developmental Contextualism 88
Dynamical Systems and Dialectical Processes in Development and Evolution 98
Epigenesis 105
Evolution 107
Gibsonion Theory in Comparative Psychology 120
Homology 128
Individual Differences 134
Instinct 138
Integrative Levels 150
Lloyd Morgan's Canon 156
Motivation 164
Rodent Models of Behavior 176
Sociobiology 182
Species-Typical Behavior 191
Stimulus-Seeking Behavior 198
Teaching Considered as Behavior 203
Thermodynamics, Evolution, and Behavior 207
Sect. III Methodology 219
Apparatus in Comparative Psychology 221
Behavior-Genetic Analysis 226
Comparative Methods in Behavioral Studies 236
Multivariate Latent Variable Models 247
Open-Field Procedures 257
Research in Zoos and Aquariums 264
Sect. IV Physiology, Sensation and Perception 275
Biological Rhythms 277
Chemical Senses 282
Hearing 290
Hormones and Behavior 304
Mammalian Pheromones 313
Physiology of Animal Behavior 321
Sleep 327
Visual Perception 332
Sect. V Species and Groups 337
Alleviating Fear in Poultry 339
Biopsychology of Lizard Reproductive Behavior 348
Cephalopod Behavior 355
Chimpanzee Behavior: A Comparative Cognitive Perspective 360
Cognitive Capacities of Birds 376
Dogs in Service to Humans 386
Domesticated Ruminant Behavior 393
Drosophila Behavior and Ecology 405
Escape and Avoidance in Fishes 413
Gibbons: The Singing Apes 422
Marsupial Behavior 431
Mountain Sheep 441
New World Primates 446
Old World Monkeys 458
Orangutans 465
Sea Turtles 473
Siamese Fighting Fish 477
Snakes 485
Squirrel Foraging Behavior 492
Wolves 499
Sect. VI Learning and Development 507
Attachment in Mammals 509
Bird Song Development 517
Classical Conditioning 523
Comparative Analyses of Learning 531
Conditioned Preferences 543
Conditioned Taste Aversions 549
Discrimination Learning Set and Transfer 562
Imprinting 566
Operant Conditioning 576
Prenatal Ontogeny of Sensory Responsiveness and Learning 586
Sexual Learning 602
Tradition and Imitation in Animals 614
Sect. VII Selected Behaviors 623
Aggression 625
Agonistic Behavior 635
Courtship 637
Curiosity and Exploratory Behavior 649
Defensive Behaviors 653
Foraging 666
Grooming Behavior of Primates 674
Habitat Selection 679
Handedness in Animals 682
Homing and Related Phenomena 687
Laboratory Simulations of Foraging 696
Locomotor Behavior and Physical Reality 713
Peacemaking in Primates 720
Play 725
Psychobiology of Parental Behavior in Mammals 736
Shoaling and Schooling Behavior of Fishes 748
Territoriality 761
Territorial Defense 771
Tonic Immobility 777
Vertebrate Sexual Behavior 783
Sect. VIII Cognitive Processes 793
Approaches to the Study of Cognition 795
Cognition in Animals 806
Counting Behavior 817
Honey Bee "Dance Language" Controversey 823
Language in Animals 837
Self-Recognition in Nonhuman Primates 849
Tool Use 856
Species Index 861
Author Index 869
Subject Index 903
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