ANIMAL-HUMAN COMPARISON

the use of experiments, studies, and research to make inferences about human behavior from animal behavior. Animals similar to humans in some regard, usually mammals, provide explicit models that allow for the study of human problem-solving, the origins of human behavior, and the basics of human anatomy and physiology.

ANIMAL-HUMAN COMPARISON: "The animal-human comparison allows researchers to draw inferences from animal behaviors and apply them to human behaviors."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ANIMAL-HUMAN COMPARISON," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/animal-human-comparison/ (accessed July 26, 2017).
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