An Introduction to Comparative Psychology (Google eBook)

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W. Scott, 1896 - Psychology - 382 pages
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Page 53 - In no case may we interpret an action as the outcome of the exercise of a higher psychical faculty, if it can be interpreted as the outcome of the exercise of one which stands lower in the psychological scale, (p.
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