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Comparative Cognition: Experimental Explorations of Animal Intelligence

Wasserman and Thomas R Zentall


In 1978, Hulse, Fowler, and Honig published Cognitive Processes in Animal Behavior, an edited volume that was a landmark in the scientific study of animal intelligence. It liberated interest in complex learning and cognition from the grasp of the rigid theoretical structures of behaviorism that had prevailed during the previous four decades, and as a result, the field of comparative cognition was born. At long last, the study of the cognitive capacities of animals other than humans emerged as a ... More

Keywords: animal intelligence, complex learning, cognition, behaviorism, comparative cognition, spatial learning, memory, rule learning, creativity, conceptualization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195377804
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377804.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wasserman, editor
Univeristy of Iowa, USA

Thomas R Zentall, editor
University of Kentucky, USA

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I Perception and Illusion

II Attention and Search

III Memory Processes

IV Spatial Cognition

V Timing and Counting

VI Conceptualization and Categorization

VII Pattern Learning

VIII Tool Fabrication and Use

IX Problem Solving and Behavioral Flexibility

X Social Cognition Processes