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Comparitive Psychology

Comparative psychology looks at human and animal behavior with the aim of distinguishing differences and similarities to better understand developmental and evolutionary processes. Keep reading to learn if comparative psychology is a good fit for you.

Inside Comparative Psychology

Comparative psychology is related to several psychology sub-disciplines, including behavioral neuroscience and evolutionary, developmental, bio and physiological psychology; each sub-discipline focuses on the study of behavior in various species. Comparative psychology is also related to various biological disciplines, such as sociobiology, evolutionary biology, ethology and behavior genetics.

Education Information

Comparative psychology is introduced at the undergraduate level as a course or courses in a comprehensive bachelor's degree program in psychology. Courses may cover topics such as social organization, motivation, sexuality and aggression, along with the comparative methods used to study them.

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