Journal of Social Sciences

Importance of Comparative Psychology in Pet Industry Litigation

Charles I. Abramson and Timothy E. Black

DOI : 10.3844/jssp.2017.118.123

Journal of Social Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 3

Pages 118-123


Comparative psychology is the branch of psychology that studies animal behavior. This article describes the value of comparative psychology for pet industry litigation.  An overview is provided on the unique strengths and skills of a comparative psychologist and how comparative psychology differs from other scientific disciplines interested in the behavior of animals. In addition, examples are provided on how comparative psychology can be applied to litigation in the pet industry. Information is also provided on the training of comparative psychologists and where comparative psychologists can be found.


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