Responsible Conduct with Animals in Research

Responsible Conduct with Animals in Research

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The issues raised by research in animal behavior are often different from those raised by research in molecular biology and pharmacology. Studies of animal behavior often bring scientists into close and prolonged contact with their subjects. Due to this proximity, some researchers may feel confronted with the ethics of certain practices concerning human-animal interaction, especially when many investigators have been involved. The issue becomes even more controversial due to the fact that lay people in society often identify with the emotional reactions of animals. This book addresses the particular dilemmas and issues of relevance to the field of animal behavior. Part I concerns changing research practices and rules from both the institutional and personal perspective. The author considers the transformation of patterns of acceptable use in law and within the American Psychological Association, as well as the changing perspective with which scientists may evaluate some of their past work. Part II focuses on current issues regarding animal research and how scientists make practical decisions regarding their experimental subjects. Part III explores ways of assessing the animal's well, preferably by asking the animal. Finally, part IV discusses the influences animals can exert on research practitioners, although those affected may not be aware of it, and animal more

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 169.2 x 232.7 x 15.2mm | 348.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 46 line illustrations
  • 0195105125
  • 9780195105124

Table of contents

PART I. CHANGING RESEARCH PRACTICES REGARDING ANIMAL CARE AND USE: INSTITUTIONAL AND PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE; 1. Responsible Animal Care and Use: Moving Toward a Less-Troubled Middle Ground; 2. Is the Fox Guarding the Henhouse? A Historical Study of the Dual Role of the Committee on Animal Research and Ethics; 3. Change During a Life in Animal Research: the Loss and Regaining of Ambivalence; PART II. CURRENT CONCERNS ON THE RESPONSIBLE CONDUCT OF RESEARCH: DECISION MAKING; 4. Ethological Research Techniques and Methods; 5. Animal Welfare Issues in Animal Behavior Research; 6. Snake Stories: From the Additive Model to Ethology's Fifth Aim; 7. Minding Animals; PART III. ASSESSING ANIMAL WELL-BEING: ASKING THE ANIMAL; 8. The Search for Animal Well-Being; 9. Considering Animal Welfare from the Animal's Point of View; PART IV. EFFECTS ON HUMANS OF RESEARCH INVOLVING ANIMALS; 10. Pushing the Boundaries: Scientists in the Public Arena; 11. Understanding Animal Activismshow more

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"Eleven essays relevant to laboratory and field research on animal behavior. Topics addressed include personal perspectives on harmful animal research, welfare and well-being from an animal's point of view, animal minds, and understanding animal activism. Authors include psychologists, animal behaviorists, social scientists, and zoologists. Graduate students and others who are new to these topics will find this book of interest."--Religious Studies Reviewshow more