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  • Animal Learning & Cognition pop
    The experimental analysis of cognition and behavior in animals. Most of our discussions will focus on laboratory findings with animals, but as viewed from an evolutionary framework concerned with the natural histories of these animals. Besides discussing established results about cognition and intelligence in animals, an important emphasis is also placed on the logic and evidence used to justify these conclusions.
    (Added: 25-Jul-1999 Hits: 14343)
  • Behavior Genetics
    Behavior genetics is a field in which variation among individuals is separated into genetic versus environmental components. The most common research methodologies are family studies, twin studies, and adoption studies.
    (Added: 29-Mar-2000 Hits: 10447)
  • Comparative Psychology
    This chapter was prepared following a series of visits to laboratories and field stations where comparative psychology is under very active investigation. What has been observed, taken with this year's publications in the psychological, ethological, and biological journals, and the chapters of previous Annual Reviews, has given the chapter its form.
    (Added: 11-Dec-1998 Hits: 6725)
  • Evolutionary Psychology: A Primer
    In this view, the mind is a set of information-processing machines that were designed by natural selection to solve adaptive problems faced by our hunter-gatherer ancestors. This way of thinking about the brain, mind, and behavior is changing how scientists approach old topics, and opening up new ones. This chapter is a primer on the concepts and arguments that animate it.
    (Added: 16-Mar-2000 Hits: 4131)
  • The Fox Farm Experiment
    A research station in Novosibirsk, Siberia, is home to an extraordinary group of foxes Border Collie-coloured foxes; foxes with blue eyes; foxes that whimper and compete for human attention; foxes that answer to their names. They are all the result of a remarkable 50 year-long experiment in domestication.
    (Added: 18-May-2000 Hits: 1964)

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