Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1987, Volume 35

Nebraska Symposium on Motivation, 1987, Volume 35

Comparative Perspectives in Modern Psychology

Edited by Daniel W. Leger

Nebraska Symposium on Motivation Series

327 pages

Hardcover

July 1988

978-0-8032-2880-1

$45.00 Add to Cart
Paperback

June 1988

978-0-8032-7926-1

$25.00 Add to Cart

About the Book

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.

Also of Interest