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Psychology's Use of Animals: Current Practices and Attitudes
  • Kenneth J. Shapiro, Animals and Society Institute
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In this chapter, I present a psychology primer for the uninitiated, with special emphasis on psychology's uses of animals. After sketching the scope of the field generally, I review available data on present numbers and species of animals used in psychological research, level of suffering induced and current trends. I also provide several concrete examples of psychological research involving animals. Finally, the chapter concludes with a presentation of attitudes of psychologists toward animals and these practices.


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Shapiro, K. J. (1998). Psychology's use of animals: current practices and attitudes. In K. Shapiro, Animal models of human psychology: a critique of science, ethics, and policy. Seattle: Hogrefe & Huber.