Concepts in the Study of Animal Behavior

  • Ernst Mayr
Part of the Evolution, Development, and Organization of Behavior book series (EDOB, volume 1)


Several of Danny Lehrman’s papers show what a great interest he had in the nature of the concepts that are used by students of animal behavior. Historians of science have demonstrated again and again how important a searching analysis of concepts is for the progress of science. A change of concepts, or a drastic reformulation of existing concepts, may lead to a veritable scientific revolution.


Genetic Program Animal Behavior Parental Care Scientific Revolution Behavior Program 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ernst Mayr
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  1. 1.Museum of Comparative Zoology, The Agassiz MuseumHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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