Animal Behavior

Animal Instinct, Learning, and Emotions

Who once believed that animal studies could predict human behavior?

Canadian-born, English evolutionary biologist and physiologist George Romanes (1848–1894) was one of the first scientists to investigate the comparative psychology of intelligence. He believed that by studying animal behavior, one could gain insights into human behavior. However, his theory was based on inferences rather than direct observations of comparable behavior.


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