Feral Children and Clever Animals: Reflections on Human Nature / Edition 1

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In this provocative book, Douglas Keith Candland shows that as we begin to understand the way animals and non-speaking humans 'think, ' we hold up a mirror of sorts to our own mental world, and gain profound insights into human nature.

Candland illuminates the boldest, most intriguing efforts yet to extend our world to that of our fellow creatures, in a fascinating tour of the boundary line of human nature that offers a new understanding of the animal kingdom as well as of the very nature of humanity and its place in the great chain of being. Photos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195102840
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 10/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.69 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author:
Douglas Keith Candland is Professor of Psychology and Animal Behavior at Bucknell University. He has written for publications as diverse as The New Yorker and American Psychologist, and is the author of Psychology: The Experimental Approach (Second Edition, 1978), Emotion (1977), and Psychology (1962).

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Table of Contents

Pt. I What Feral Children Tell Us
1 Nature and Nurture: Children without Human Parenting 9
2 Kaspar Hauser and the Wolf Children 38
Pt. II Four Psychologies
3 Thinking about the Mind 73
4 The Psychology of Psychoanalysis: Freud and Little Hans 94
5 The Psychology of Experimentalism and Behaviorism: Clever Hans and Lady Wonder 111
6 Experimentation and the Experimenter: Clever Hans's Companions 134
7 The Psychology of Perceiving: Phenomenology and Ethology 156
Pt. III The Mental Ladder
8 Peter and Moses, Chimpanzees Who Write 191
9 Exploiting the Missing Link 227
Pt. IV People and Apes Communicating
10 Raising Human Babies with Chimps: Donald, Gua, and Viki 267
11 Human and Ape Communication: Washoe, Koko, and Nim 291
12 Language and Meaning: Sarah and Lana, Sherman and Austin, Kanzi and Ai 320
Pt. V Principles and Myths
13 Feral Children and Clever Animals 355
Postlude 370
Notes 371
References 389
Illustration Credits 395
Text Credits 397
Index 399
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