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© 1996

Comparative Psychology

Human and Animal Behaviour: A Sociobiological Approach

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Textbook

Part of the Introductory Psychology book series (IPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Tony Malim, Ann Birch, Sheila Hayward
    Pages 1-30
  3. Tony Malim, Ann Birch, Sheila Hayward
    Pages 31-76
  4. Tony Malim, Ann Birch, Sheila Hayward
    Pages 77-120
  5. Tony Malim, Ann Birch, Sheila Hayward
    Pages 121-158
  6. Tony Malim, Ann Birch, Sheila Hayward
    Pages 159-186
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 187-208

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

animal communication behavior communication learning learning theory memory Motivation psychology

About the authors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Comparative Psychology
  • Book Subtitle Human and Animal Behaviour: A Sociobiological Approach
  • Authors Ann Birch
    Sheila Hayward
    Tony Malim
  • Series Title Introductory Psychology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-13776-3
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Religion & Philosophy Collection Philosophy and Religion (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-63918-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-13776-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 218
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics Comparative Psychology
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