Comparative Psychology of Invertebrates: The Field and Laboratory Study of Insect Behavior

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Taylor & Francis, 1997 - Science - 291 pages
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A presentation of research in insect behavior focusing on the theoretical writing and experiments of researcher T.C. Scheirla with an emphasis on the significance of comparative psychology on evolutionary biology. The 12 essays consider topics in the comparative study of behavioral evolution and dev
  

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Contents

Grades Levels and Ratchets in Evolution
39
Where Have I Heard It All Before
55
The Exploration Flights of Bees and Wasps
79
Desert Ants
101
Task Allocation and Interaction Rates
125
Ecology Colony Demography and Social
157
Adaptations for Social Parasitism
177
The Role of Workers and Queens in the Colony
193
The Problem of Measuring Associative Learning
223
Pseudostinging Behavior of the Harvester
245
Contributors
277
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Gary Greenberg is the author of the bestselling "The Pop-Up Book of Phobias" as well as "The Pop-Up Book of Nightmares" and "Self-Helpless.

ETHEL TOBACH, Ph.D., Curator Emerita at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City, is the series editor of Advances in Comparative Psychology, publication of the International Society for Comparative Psychology and the University of Calabria.