Comparative Perspectives in Modern Psychology

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Daniel W. Leger
U of Nebraska Press, 1988 - Psychology - 327 pages
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The study of animal behavior throws light on everything said to be ?natural?: social and family relations, mating, communication, and learning. Comparative Perspectives in Modern Psychology illustrates that human behavior is best understood through a method of comparative psychology, based on evolutionary theory that views behavior as the result of the complex interplay of genetics and environment.

Contents include: ?The Comparative Psychology of Monogamy? by Donald A. Dewsbury; ?Coming to Terms with the Everyday Language of Comparative Psychology? by Meredith J. West and Andrew P. King; ?The Darwinian Psychology of Discriminative Parental Solicitude? by Martin Daly and Margo Wilson; ?A Comparative Approach to Vocal Communication? by Charles T. Snowdon; ?A New Look at Ape Language: Comprehension of Vocal Speech and Syntax? by Sue Savage-Rumbaugh; ?A Synthetic Approach to the Study of Animal Intelligence? by Alan C. Kamil.

  

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Contents

Donald A Dewsbury The Comparative Psychology
1
Meredith J West and Coming to Terms With the Everyday
51
Martin Daly and The Darwinian Psychology of Discrimi
91
Charles T Snowdon A Comparative Approach to Vocal Com
145
Compre
201
Alan C Kamil A Synthetic Approach to the Study
257
Subject Index
309
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