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Forthcoming Comparative Psychology Books

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Social Behaviour in Animals (Psychology Revivals)

    With Special Reference to Vertebrates

    By N. Tinbergen

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    Originally published in 1953, this is a classic study in animal behaviour, drawing on the author’s own extraordinary studies of insects, fish, and birds, as well as on the literature. The concept ‘community’ is taken in its widest sense to include all types of association of individuals, not only...

    To Be Published April 7th 2015 by Psychology Press

  2. Starting from Scratch

    The Origin and Development of Expression, Representation and Symbolism in Human and Non-Human Primates

    By John Matthews

    This book compares the beginning of symbolic thought in human infancy with that of our close primate relatives, the chimpanzees. The author investigates the precursors of symbolism by studying the actions and interactions of a small group of these intelligent, non-human primates who live in...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Psychology Press

  3. Developmental Disorders

    Diagnostic Criteria and Clinical Assessment

    Edited by Stephen R. Hooper, George W. Hynd

    These two companion volumes provide a comprehensive review and critical evaluation of the major DSM-III and DSM-III-R child disorders. Their major goal is to provide diagnostic and assessment guidelines that are based on scientific literature in specific clinical domains. Each chapter contains a...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Psychology Press

  4. Human Contingency Learning: Recent Trends in Research and Theory

    A Special Issue of the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

    Edited by Tom Beckers, Jan De Houwer

    The present special issue presents an overview of recent developments and controversies in research on human contingency learning. Contributions range from purely fundamental, theoretical analyses, over empirically oriented reports, to more applied contributions, reflecting the breadth of scope of...

    To Be Published April 14th 2015 by Psychology Press

  5. Obese Humans and Rats (Psychology Revivals)

    By Stanley Schacter, Judith Rodin

    Series: Psychology Revivals

    Originally published in 1974, this volume examines the behavioural similarities of obese humans and animals whose so-called feeding centre (the ventro-medial hypothalamic nuclei) has been lesioned. Both the obese human and the VMH-lesioned animal seem to share a hyposensitivity to the internal (...

    To Be Published April 18th 2015 by Psychology Press

  6. Learning from Animals?

    Examining the Nature of Human Uniqueness

    Edited by Louise S. Röska-Hardy, Eva M. Neumann-Held

    Human language, cognition, and culture are unique; they are unparalleled in the animal kingdom. The claim that we can learn what makes us human by studying other animal species provokes vigorous reactions and many deny that comparative research can shed any light on the origins and character of...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Psychology Press

  7. Behaviour Analysis in Theory and Practice

    Contributions and Controversies

    Edited by Derek E. Blackman, Helga Lejeune

    This edited book addresses four themes of contemporary importance in the experimental and applied analysis of behaviour: chronobiology (relationships between time and behaviour), the emergence of rational thinking, language, and behavioural medicine. The current empirical and theoretical status of...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Psychology Press

  8. Picture Perception in Animals

    Edited by Joel Fagot

    Animal researchers commonly present pictures to their subjects, usually birds or monkeys, in order to infer how natural objects are perceived and conceptualised, or to discover the brain mechanisms underlying these abilities. This unique book questions the premise of this experimental approach and...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Psychology Press

  9. Perspectives on Human-Animal Communication

    Internatural Communication

    Edited by Emily Plec

    Series: Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Communication

    Despite its inherent interdisciplinarity, the Communication discipline has remained an almost entirely anthropocentric enterprise. This book represents early and prominent forays into the subject of human-animal communication from a Communication Studies perspective, an effort that brings a...

    To Be Published May 28th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Social Fabrics of the Mind

    Edited by Michael R.A. Chance

    Series: Psychology Library Editions: Social Psychology

    Originally published in 1988, this book outlines a new evolutionary paradigm for understanding human society and mental structure, originating from the editor's work in primate ethology. It is supported and further elaborated by the contributors. Chance argues that two modes of social interaction,...

    To Be Published June 2nd 2015 by Psychology Press