International Journal of Comparative Psychology
Effects of Experimenters on Their Animal Subjects Can be the Source of Valuable Knowledge
- Author(s): Zentall, Thomas
- et al.
The focus of this volume (Davis & Balfour, 1992) is on the bond that forms between experimental subject and experimenter. The term bond is used quite loosely to mean (a) the reaction of experimenter to subject, (b) the reaction of subject to experimenter, and (c), more specifically, an emotional attachment either way. The editors make it clear at the outset that they are not interested in identifying experimenter contamination effects.