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Comparing behavior : studying man studying animals

Author: D W Rajecki
Publisher: Hillsdale, N.J. : L. Erlbaum Associates, 1983.
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First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Comparing behavior
(DLC) 83001550
(OCoLC)9255523
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: D W Rajecki
ISBN: 9781317769286 1317769287
OCLC Number: 880579571
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Reader's guide to Section 1: Issues and Essays: Points to View in a Comparative Approach; 1. Overcoming Our Resistance to Animal Research: Man in Comparative Perspective; Man as an Animal; Evolution; Problem of Dualism; Sources of Resistance; Learning in Evolutionary Perspective; A Comparative Approach to Language; Man Studying Man; 2. Comparison of Human Behaviors; Comparing Human Behaviors; Human Behaviors; Cultural Evolution; Human Nature; Summary; 3. The Comparative Approach in Human Ethology. The Study of AnalogiesThe Study of Homologies; Conclusion; 4. Successful Comparative Psychology: Four Case Histories; Case 1: Child Psychology and Development-Infantile Attachment; Case 2: Child Psychology and Development-Dominance Relations Among Peers; Case 3: Experimental/Clinical Psychology-Learned Aversions; Case 4: Experimental/Clinical Psychology-Learned Helplessness; Closing Thoughts; Reader's guide to Section 2: Theoretical Concerns: Opportunities and Constraints in a Comparative Approach; 5. Mentalism and Behaviorism in Comparative Psychology; Introduction; Mentalism and Homunculi. Mentalism and FalsifiabilityHow Behaviorists Must Generalize Over Stimulus Conditions; The Concept of Belief and the Concept of Concept; The Form of Representations; Consciousness; Concluding Remarks; 6. The Ideas of Change, Progress, and Continuity in the Comparative Psychology of Learning; On Change, Progress, and Continuity; Metaphors of Change and the Origin of Comparative Psychology; The Tempo of Mental Evolution; The Direction of Mental Evolution; Scientists' Assumptions and Theories of Learning. 7. Hybrid Models: Modifications in Models of Social Behavior That Are Borrowed Across Species and Up Evolutionary GradesThe Social Structural Model in Animal Behavior; Models in Human Behavior; Hybrid Models as Adaptations; Conclusion; 8. On the Process and Product of Cross-Species Generalization; Introduction; Classical Biological Approaches to Cross-Species Generalizations; Ultimate and Proximate Factors; Degrees of Generalization; Levels of Analysis and Ontogenic Parallels; Cross-Species Generalities and Phylogenetic Similarities. Practical Applications of Knowledge Concerning Cross-Species GeneralizationsSummary and Conclusions; Reader's guide to Section 3: Behavior and Biology: Genetic Considerations in a Comparative Approach; 9. Disentangling Genetic and Cultural Influences on Human Behavior: Problems and Prospects; Genetic Similarities and Morphological Differences Between Humans and Chimpanzees; Darwinian Principles and the Study of Human Social Behavior; Genetic Analysis of Complex Human Traits; Conclusion; 10. Homology, Genetics, and Behavior: Homology From a Behavior-Genetic Perspective.
Responsibility: edited by D.W. Rajecki.

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First published in 1983. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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