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Petrinovich, Lewis F.

Overview
Works: 20 works in 133 publications in 4 languages and 6,095 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF121, 150
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Most widely held works by Lewis F Petrinovich
Darwinian dominion : animal welfare and human interests by Lewis F Petrinovich( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The controversial subject of this book is the permissible use of animals by humans. Lewis Petrinovich argues that humans have a set of cognitive abilities, developing from a suite of emotional attachments, that make them unique among species. Although other animals can think, suffer, and have needs, the interests of members of the human species should triumph over comparable interests of members of other species."--Jacket
The cannibal within by Lewis F Petrinovich( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and German and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cannibal Within offers an evolutionary account of the propensity of human beings, in extreme circumstances to eat other human beings, despite the strong Western taboo against such practices. What sets this volume apart from the large body of literature on cannibalism, both popular and anthropological, is the underlying premise: cannibalism as an alternative to starvation is tacitly condoned by the same biological morality that would condemn cannibalism of other sorts in non-threatening situations. Deep as the taboos may be, the survival instinct runs even deeper. The title of the book reflects the author's belief that cannibalism is not a pathology that erupts in psychotic individuals, but is a universal adaptive strategy that is evolutionarily sound. The cannibal is within all of us, and cannibals are within all cultures, should the circumstances demand cannibalism's appearance and usage. Petrinovich's work is rich in historical detail, and rises to a level of theoretical sophistication in addressing a subject too often dealt with in sensationalist terms. The major instances in which survival cannibalism has occurred convinced the author that there is a consistent pattern and a uniform regularity of order in which different kinds of individuals are consumed. In considering who eats whom, when, and under what circumstances, this regularity appears, and it is consistent with what would be expected on the basis of evolutionary or Darwinian theory. In short, he concludes that starvation cannibalism is not a manifestation of the chaotic, psychotic behavior of individuals who are driven to madness, but reveals underlying characteristics of evolved human beings. Lewis Petrinovich is professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology of the University of California, Riverside and is currently a resident of Berkeley, California."--Provided by publisher
Introduction to statistics for the behavioral sciences by Curtis D Hardyck( Book )

23 editions published between 1969 and 1976 in English and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living and dying well by Lewis F Petrinovich( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living and Dying Well takes an informed, interdisciplinary approach to the problems, data, theory, and procedures that a just society must consider when establishing policies regarding human life and death. Leading psychologist Lewis Petrinovich expands on the controversial arguments developed in his earlier work, Human Evolution, Reproduction, and Morality, and considers such contemporary issues as: the morality of human genetic screening and of the Human Genome Project; organ transplants; the allowance of suicide and euthanasia; and physicians assisting in the dying process
Human evolution, reproduction, and morality by Lewis F Petrinovich( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extremely well-organized, conceptually clear, empirically informed, and carefully argued volume ... What makes this contribution special is the invigorating infusion of a wealth of principles and knowledge derived from evolutionary biology, neurophysiology, and cognitive science ... The chapters provide abundant material for animated discussion.'' --- Evolution and Human Behavior, September 1997 When engaging in laboratory and field studies, researchers have an extensive set of implicit assumptions that justifies their research. However, these assumptions are rarely made explicit either to the researchers themselves, to their colleagues, or to the public. In this fascinating volume, the author gives insight into these underlying beliefs that scientists have regarding moral and biological issues involved in human life-such as decisions that influence reproductive practices, the termination of life, and the pursuit of biomedical research. He then uses this descriptive base to develop an ethic based on rational liberalism. His arguments stem from the thinking of biologists, moral philosophers, cognitive scientists, and social and developmental psychologists
Understanding research in the social sciences : a practical guide to understanding social and behavioral research by Curtis D Hardyck( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowing, thinking, and believing : Festschrift for professor David Krech( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology; an introduction to a behavioral science by Henry Clay Lindgren( Book )

8 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Workbook to accompany Introduction to statistics for the behavioral sciences by Curtis D Hardyck( Book )

9 editions published between 1959 and 1976 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigación en ciencias sociales by Curtis D Hardyck( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The effect of strychnine sulphate on discrimination learning in rats by Lewis F Petrinovich( )

3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xin li xue by Lin Di Ge Ling( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xin li xue : xing wei ke xue dao yan by Henry Clay Lindgren( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Chinese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology: an introduction to a behavioral science. 2nd ed. [By] Henry Clay Lindgren, Donn Byrne, Lewis Petrinovich by Henry Clay Lindgren( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living and dying well by Lewis F Petrinovich( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Psychobiological mechanisms in language development by Lewis F Petrinovich( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Statistics for the behavioral sciences Introduction to by Lewis F Petrinovich( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Knowing, thinking, and believing: festschrift for Professor David Krech, ed.( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Student workbook to accompany psychology : an introduction to Behavioral science by Henry Clay Lindgren( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Investigacion de Ciencias Sociales Understanding Research in the Social Science by Lewis F Petrinovich( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Darwinian dominion : animal welfare and human interests
Alternative Names
Franklin Petrinovich, Lewis 1930-

Petrinovich Lewis

Petrinovich, Lewis 1930-

Petrinovich, Lewis Franklin 1930-

Languages
English (125)

Spanish (4)

Chinese (2)

German (1)

Covers
Living and dying wellHuman evolution, reproduction, and morality