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Comparative psychology: Quiz


Question 1: ________ was central in the development of comparative psychology; it is thought that psychology should be spoken in terms of "pre-" and "post-Darwin" because his contributions were so influential.
Charles DarwinEvolutionCharles Darwin's educationCharles Darwin's religious views

Question 2: Common causes of disordered behaviour in captive or ________ animals are lack of stimulation, inappropriate stimulation, or overstimulation.

Question 3: This approach is referred to as the study of ________.
EthologyCetacean intelligenceElephant intelligenceAnimal cognition

Question 4: It has led to significant advances in our understanding of ________, memory, problem solving and other cognitive abilities in animals.
Minimum description lengthCategorizationOccam's razorConcept learning

Question 5: For example, rats that are exposed to loud music for a long period will ultimately develop unwanted behaviours that have been compared with human ________, like biting their owners.
PsychosisEating disordersMajor depressive disorderPsychiatry

Question 6: [4] The 11th century Arabic psychologist, ________ (Alhazen), wrote the Treatise on the Influence of Melodies on the Souls of Animals, the early treatise dealing with the effects of music on animals.
AlhazenAl-KindiAbu Rayhan BiruniNasir al-Din al-Tusi

Question 7: In the treatise, he demonstrates how a camel's pace could be hastened or retarded with the use of music, and shows other examples of how music can affect ________, experimenting with horses, birds and reptiles.

Question 8: Other miscellaneous behaviors (personal grooming, ________, etc.)
HibernationEstivationDormancyEmbryonic diapause

Question 9: The systematic study of disordered animal behaviour draws on research in comparative psychology, including the early work on conditioning and instrumental learning, but also on ________ studies of natural behaviour.

Question 10: Comparative psychology has also been described as branch of ________ in which emphasis is placed on cross-species comparisons—including human-to-animal comparisons.
PsychologySigmund FreudNeuropsychologyCognitive neuroscience


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