Animals in Lab Experiments

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Practical advantages to using animals

  • smaller & easier to handle
  • shorter life cycles= quicker repeats
  • control genetics (selective breeding)
  • cheaper
  • similar characteristics (rats brains)
  • evolutionary continuity
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Practical disadvantages to using animals

  • X generalise behaviour & functioning
  • parts of human brains are more developed
  • anthropromorphising is inappropriate
  • captivity= un-natural behaviour
  • schizophrenia- language & emotion (cannot talk)
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