Comparative Animal Behavior: An Evolutionary and Ecological Approach

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Allyn and Bacon, 1998 - Science - 569 pages
Comparative Animal Behavior meets the need for a student friendly and comprehensive text in the rapidly expanding field of animal behavior. It achieves a good balance between recent, hot research and classic studies of animal behavior, in an organized and engaging manner. Comparative Animal Behavior surpasses other texts in its coverage of the rapidly developing area of evolutionary psychology and differs from standard texts in its organizational approach which is designed to draw students into the material in a way that no other animal behavior textbook does. Brief, rather than extensive, discussions of history are presented throughout the text to hold students interest. The amount of material integrating psychological and biological approaches surpasses the competition. Comparative Animal Behavior also responds to recent shifts in research and theoretical interests by providing current information in the areas of animal learning and cognition, parasitism, and mutualism. Maier describes his book as a labor of love, that reflects a life-long interest in the subject and over thirty-five years of teaching experience.

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Contents

A Brief History of the Scientific Study of Animal Behavior
3
CHAPTER 4
4
CHAPTER 6
6
CHAPTER 13
14
Research Strategies
16
CHAPTER 3
18
CHAPTER 19
19
BEHAVIOR
24
Changing Perspectives
241
Cooperation
272
COMPETITION AGGRESSION
296
Peacemaking
312
CHAPTER 15
326
SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS
344
Commensalism
355
CHAPTER 16
359

CHAPTER 9
32
Changing Perspectives 21
47
OF BEHAVIOR
50
CHAPTER 5
61
PART TVO LEARNING AND COGNITION
72
Human Evolution
93
Concept Formation
100
FEEDING
122
Adaptations for Feeding
129
CHAPTER 8
141
PART FOUR REPRODUCTION
168
Evolution of Reproductive Processes and Structures
182
Changing Perspectives
192
Courtship
205
Summary 22
214
MATING SYSTEMAS
220
Postcopulatory Competition
234
PART Six BIOLOGICAL MECHANISMS
366
The Structure and Evolution of Nervous Systems
374
Human Evolution
385
CHAPTER 17
390
ENSORY SYSTEMAS
414
Biological Clocks
431
Changing Perspectives
438
AAIGRATION
440
EMIGRATION
464
Habitat Selection
471
APPENDIX
475
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN
489
GLOSSARY
495
REFERENCES
513
NAMAE INDEX
551
SUBJECT INDEX
559
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