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comparative psychology

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noun
  1. a branch of psychology involving the study and comparison of the behaviors of diverse animal species, often under controlled laboratory experiments, in order to discover general principles of behavior.

Origin of comparative psychology

First recorded in 1940–45
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British Dictionary definitions for comparative psychology

comparative psychology

noun
  1. the study of the similarities and differences in the behaviour of different species
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