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The Cat (Felis catus) as an Example of the Contribution that Comparative Psychology Has Made to Human Factors

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factors is an area of psychology, which systematically pplies in formation about human behavior to designing environments for human use. The contribution that comparative psychology has made to human factors is demonstrated in this article using the example of the cat, which shows many of the neurophysiological and overt behaviors observed in humans. The article begins with a summary of exemplary basic research which illustrates similarities between the cat and humankind. The summary is followed by a discussion of various applications of these data to improve the human condition. 


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