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From Darwin to Behaviourism : Psychology and the Minds of Animals - Robert A. Boakes

From Darwin to Behaviourism

Psychology and the Minds of Animals

Paperback Published: 18th June 1984
ISBN: 9780521280129
Number Of Pages: 296

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This volume surveys the way that understanding of the minds of animals and ideas about the relationship between animal and human behaviour developed from around 1870 to 1930. In describing the research and theories which contributed to these developments, this book looks at the people who undertook such studies and the reasons why they did so. Its main purpose is to examine the different ways in which the outcome of this work affected their ideas about the human mind and exerted such a formative influence on psychology in general. This book will be used by first and second year undergraduates studying psychology, and will also appeal to students of the history of science and philosophy. In addition, the lucid, non-technical style of this book will provide an excellent introduction to the general reader who would like to know more about this interesting subject.

Mental evolution
Intelligence and instinct
Experimental psychology and habits
Reflex action and the nervous system
Conditioned reflexes
Comparative psychology and the beginning of behaviourism
Apes, problem solving and purpose
Nature and nurture
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ISBN: 9780521280129
ISBN-10: 0521280125
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 18th June 1984
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.61 x 18.9  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.53