comparative psychology


noun

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.

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Origin of comparative psychology

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

comparative psychology

noun

the study of the similarities and differences in the behaviour of different species
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