Zoos worldwide as settings for psychological research: A survey

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Abstract

Surveyed ongoing and future possibilities for comparative psychological research at overseas zoos by questionnaire. Results indicate that 92 (75.4%) of the zoos in 19 (70.7%) of the countries responding would welcome sound proposals for comparative psychological research. 19 preconditions for potential investigators to consider before designing and beginning projected research at overseas zoos are presented. In addition to formal answers to the survey, various zoo personnel offered comments and information concerning their sites. (12 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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