comparative psychology

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com·par·a·tive psy·chol·o·gy

a branch of psychology concerned with the study and comparison of the behavior of organisms at different levels of phylogenic development to discover developmental trends.

comparative psychology

1 the study of human behavior as it relates to, or differs from, animal behavior.
2 the study of the psychological and behavioral differences among various peoples.
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While comparative psychology never completely disappeared in the U.
Invisible counting animals: A history of contributions from comparative psychology, ethology, and learning theory.
Key words: comparative psychology contemporary texts, animal psychology, sensory systems, habituation
Del 12 al 14 de septiembre de 2012, se celebrara el XVI Congreso Bienal de la International Society for Comparative Psychology, y el XXIV Congreso de la Sociedad Espanola de Psicologia comparada en la que sera la II Reunion conjunta de ambas sociedades.
For researchers and advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level students in developmental psychology, comparative psychology, animal behavior, evolutionary psychology, and anthropology.
Which tunes the birds sing depends on whom they are hanging out with, the team reports in the September Journal of Comparative Psychology.
In an approach associated with comparative psychology and behavioral analysis, we include the contribution of Vargas & Robles regarding the effect of sampling frequency on the automatic rates of activity and stillness in a Pavlovian procedure of fear conditioning; article of the highest importance for researches interested in animal learning, also regarding both its theoretical and methodological dimension.
As a comparative psychologist working in this framework, I have argued that comparative psychology is less about earthworms, gerbils, and monkeys than it is about all of psychology--a general psychology, if you will (Greenberg & Haraway, 2002).
The role of development in evolutionary change: A view from comparative psychology.
Ludvigson in a paper entitled "High Notes of Research on Frustration Odor Spanning 30 Years," in a symposium at the 1997 meetings of the Southwestern Comparative Psychology Association and Southwestern Psychological Association (Ludvigson, 1997), and in an invited address, entitled "Meaning, Mind, and Memory for Odors in Animals," at the meetings of the Southwestern Psychological Association, April, 1990, Dallas, TX.
Numerical competence of infrahuman animals has been an exciting topic in comparative psychology (Boysen & Capaldi, 1993; Davis & Memmott, 1982; Davis & Perusse, 1988).

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