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Animal emotion: Descriptive and prescriptive definitions and their implications for a comparative perspective

By Elizabeth S. Paul, Michael T. Mendl

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In recent years there has been a growing research interest in the field of animal emotion. But there is still little agreement about whether and how the word "emotion" should be defined for use in the context of non-human species. Here, we make a distinction between descriptive and prescriptive...

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  1. Affect
  2. Animal behavior
  3. Conscience
  4. Emotions