COMPARATIVE ANIMAL BEHAVIOR – 1920–1973

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One of the most eventful periods in the study of animal behavior was from the end of WWI to the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine to three of the major contributors to the field during that period. It was a time during which the traditional zoological natural history, ethology, animal psychology, and comparative psychology traditions developed along different conceptual and methodological lines and diverged considerably; then began a reconciliation that continued even as new approaches and methods came to the fore.Animal behaviorComparative psychologyEthologyHistoryLearningMethodologyPhylogeny