The comparative psychology of intelligence

@inproceedings{Macphail1987TheCP,
  title={The comparative psychology of intelligence},
  author={E. Monteith Macphail},
  year={1987}
}
Recent decades have seen a number of influential attacks on the comparative psychology of learning and intelligence. Two specific charges have been that the use of distantly related species has prevented us from making valid evolutionary inferences and that learning mechanisms are species-specific adaptations to ecological niches and hence not properly comparable between species. It is argued here that work using distantly related species may yield valuable insights into the structure of… CONTINUE READING

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