Historical Context

The informal observation of animal behavior is as old as humanity. Animals have been the subjects of systematic study since at least the time of the ancient

Greeks. During the early years of the twentieth century, however, the study of animal behavior became more experimental in nature. Rather than just observing animals in the field, psychologists were now researching their behavior in laboratories, where conditions could be precisely controlled. It was a heady time for comparative and experimental psychology. Yerkes was one of the pioneers who helped map out this new direction.

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