ANIMAL COGNITION

the inference that animals are able to problem solve and find ways to adapt to the environment by way of trial-and-error learning. Although not directly observable, the inference can be made that animals are active constructionists in problem solving, as opposed to being at the mercy of the environment.

ANIMAL COGNITION: "An argument can be made for animal cognition, based on the ability of animals to solve problems in the environment."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ANIMAL COGNITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/animal-cognition/ (accessed November 18, 2018).
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