Psychology Publications

Title

The Behavioral Researcher and the Zoological Park

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1984

Journal

Applied Animal Behaviour Science

Volume

13

Issue

1-2

First Page

143

Last Page

155

Abstract

Ethologists and psychologists have traditionally taken different approaches to the study of animal behavior. Recently, there has been something of a rapprochement between these two schools of the study of behavior. The range of animals and the number of groups available in the zoo for comparison provide a wealth of topics for study by the behavioralist. At the same time, the new behavioralist is perfectly equipped to make important contributions to solving the problems that the zoo faces on a daily basis. Evidence provided by limited associations to date argues convincingly that more frequent and formal cooperation between the zoo and the behavioralist promises substantial mutual benefit.

Notes

Published in: Applied Animal Behaviour Science, Volume 13, Issues 1-2, November 1984, Pages 143-155. doi: 10.1016/0168-1591(84)90059-5