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Behavior of Animals - Mechanisms, Function, and Evolution

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The Behavior of Animals
 
An updated view of animal behavior studies, featuring global experts
 
The Behavior of Animals, Second Edition provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies with contributions from international experts. This edition includes new chapters on hormones and behavior, individuality, and human evolution. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and are supported by color illustrations, informative callouts, and accessible presentation of technical information.
* Provides an introduction to the study of animal behavior
* Looks at an extensive scope of topics- from perception, motivation and emotion, biological rhythms, and animal learning to animal cognition, communication, mate choice, and individuality.
* Explores the evolution of animal behavior including a critical evaluation of the assumption that human beings can be studied as if they were any other animal species.
* Students will benefit from an updated textbook in which a variety of contributors provide their expertise and global perspective in specialized areas

List of contents

List of Contributors vii
 
Foreword xiii
Robert A. Hinde
 
Preface xvii
 
1. The Study of Animal Behavior 1
Johan J. Bolhuis, Luc-Alain Giraldeau, and Jerry A. Hogan
 
2. Stimulus Perception 12
Harald Burghagen and Jörg-Peter Ewert
 
3. Motivation and Emotion 48
Jerry A. Hogan
 
4. Biological Rhythms and Behavior 78
Ralph E. Mistlberger and Benjamin Rusak
 
5. Brain and Behavior 111
David F. Sherry
 
6. Hormones and Behavior 136
Jacques Balthazart and Gregory F. Ball
 
7. Development of Behavior 166
Johan J. Bolhuis
 
8. Learning and Memory 197
Kimberly Kirkpatrick and Geoffrey Hall
 
9. Animal Cognition 223
Jerry A. Hogan
 
10. Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare 251
David Fraser and Daniel M. Weary
 
11. The Function of Behavior 281
Luc-Alain Giraldeau and Jerry A. Hogan
 
12. Mate Choice, Mating Systems, and Sexual Selection 315
Anders Pape Møller
 
13. Animal Personality, the Study of Individual Behavioral Differences 342
Denis Réale and Pierre-Olivier Montiglio
 
14. Animal Communication 367
William A. Searcy and Stephen Nowicki
 
15. Evolution of Behavior 397
Michael J. Ryan
 
16. The Evolution of Hominin Behavior 427
Ian Tattersall
 
17. Evolutionary Approaches to Human Behavior 456
Gillian R. Brown, Catharine P. Cross, and Kevin N. Laland
 
Name Index 489
 
Subject Index 500

About the author










Johan J. Bolhuis is Professor of Cognitive Neurobiology at Utrecht University, and Affiliated Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge.

Luc-Alain Giraldeau is a behavioral ecologist currently head of the Instiitut National de la Recherche Scientifique in Quebec.

Jerry A. Hogan is emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto.

Summary

The Behavior of Animals

An updated view of animal behavior studies, featuring global experts

The Behavior of Animals, Second Edition provides a broad overview of the current state of animal behavior studies with contributions from international experts. This edition includes new chapters on hormones and behavior, individuality, and human evolution. All chapters have been thoroughly revised and updated, and are supported by color illustrations, informative callouts, and accessible presentation of technical information.
* Provides an introduction to the study of animal behavior
* Looks at an extensive scope of topics- from perception, motivation and emotion, biological rhythms, and animal learning to animal cognition, communication, mate choice, and individuality.
* Explores the evolution of animal behavior including a critical evaluation of the assumption that human beings can be studied as if they were any other animal species.
* Students will benefit from an updated textbook in which a variety of contributors provide their expertise and global perspective in specialized areas

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