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Comparative Psychology

Human and Animal Behaviour: A Sociobiological Approach

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 218
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Introductory Psychology Series

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18 June 1996

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This text provides an introduction to the comparative study of human and animal behaviour, taking as its starting point the evolutionary pressures which have influenced the behaviour of humans and animals. This...

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This text provides an introduction to the comparative study of human and animal behaviour, taking as its starting point the evolutionary pressures which have influenced the behaviour of humans and animals. This sociobiological perspective is outlined in the first chapter and forms the basis for discussion of adaptation to the environment, learning, communication and social behaviour.

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Preface
Acknowledgements
Introducing the Study of Animal Behaviour
Introduction Fields of Study
Methods of Study of Animal Behaviour
Instinct and Learning in the Natural Environment
Adaptation to the Environment
Development of Behaviour within the Individual Motivation
Learning and Behaviour
Different Kinds of Learning
Comparative Study of Learning and Memory
Applications of Learning Theory to Humans
Animal Communication
The Basis of Communication
Social Communication
Teaching Human Language to Animals
Social Behaviour Forms of Social Organisation
Territory and Social Organisation
Social Dominance
Parents and Offspring
Bibliography
Index.
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TONY MALIM has taught A-level Psychology since 1972 and was Head of the School of Social Sciences at Weston-super-Mare College of Further Education until 1988. He was Course Tutor for the Open University course 'Personality Development and Learning' until 1994.

ANN BIRCH taught Psychology at A-level and on teacher education courses since 1980. She was formerly a part-time Tutor in Psychology and Teacher Education at Weston-super-Mare College and a Visiting Tutor in Psychology at the University of Bristol.

SHEILA HAYWARD taught A-level Psychology for twelve years. She is currently engaged in research at the Health Psychology Research Unit at the University of Bristol, where she also lectures part-time in...

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TONY MALIM has taught A-level Psychology since 1972 and was Head of the School of Social Sciences at Weston-super-Mare College of Further Education until 1988. He was Course Tutor for the Open University course 'Personality Development and Learning' until 1994.

ANN BIRCH taught Psychology at A-level and on teacher education courses since 1980. She was formerly a part-time Tutor in Psychology and Teacher Education at Weston-super-Mare College and a Visiting Tutor in Psychology at the University of Bristol.

SHEILA HAYWARD taught A-level Psychology for twelve years. She is currently engaged in research at the Health Psychology Research Unit at the University of Bristol, where she also lectures part-time in organisational psychology and research methods and statistics.

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