Perspectives on Animal Behavior, Parts 1-2

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 22, 2009 - Science - 544 pages
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Perspectives on Animal Behavior introduces biologists and psychologists to the scientific reasoning and methodology in the field while also addressing development and mechanisms. Rather than just focusing on evolutionary behavior, the book presents a variety of different perspectives including genetics, neurological, learning, and behavioral ecology. The third edition walks them through experimentation and data analysis, which are critical in the field. It includes classical studies that form the foundation of this field but concentrates on more current work in order to present the thinking and experiments. Biologists and psychologists will then gain a modern understanding of animal behavior.
  

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Contents

Hypothesis Testing
5
The Foraging Gene as an Example of Behavioral
38
Behavioral Variation and Genes
45
Epigenetics and Behavioral Genetics
52
Natural Selection
57
The Maintenance of Variation
63
Testing Hypotheses About Natural Selection
70
Learning and Cognition
77
Intimidation and Fighting Back
294
Maintenance of Antipredator Behavior
302
Intrasexual SelectionCompetition for Mates
309
Intersexual SelectionMate Choice
320
Sexual Conflict
330
Mating Systems
345
Channels
355
Multimodal Communication
366

Physiological AnalysisNerve
99
Specializations for Perception of Biologically
107
Physiological Analysis
127
Methods of Studying HormoneBehavior
135
The Dynamic Relationship Between Hormones
142
The Development
151
The Concept of Sensitive Periods
159
Pulling It All TogetherThe Development
171
Developmental Homeostasis
180
Approaches to the Study
186
The Clock Versus the Hands of the Clock
192
Human Implications of Circadian Rhythms
200
of Spatial Distribution
233
History of the Study of Animal
241
Polymorphism
285
The Evolution
381
The Evolutionary Origins of Signals
387
Language and Apes
396
Conflict
405
Conflict Among Group Members
413
A Proximate View of Conflict
419
Group Living Altruism
424
Cooperation 423
423
Glossary
451
Comparative Psychology 17
452
Sociobiology and Behavioral Ecology 20
461
Photo Credits
513
Index
523
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About the author (2009)

Judith Goodenough, from the Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, has studied biological rhythms in creatures from planaria to finches to deer mice, and even in the green alga Chlamydomonas.

Betty McGuire is from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University. Her research focuses on parental behavior, reproduction, and ecology of small mammals, and she occasionally dabbles in work with larger domestic animals such as dogs and horses.

Elizabeth Jakob, from the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, studies the behavior of spiders, asking questions about their learning, perception, and interactions with conspecifics and with other species. She has carried out field projects in California, Mexico, Massachusetts, and Maine.

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