Introduces biologists and psychologists to the scientific reasoning and methodology in the field of animal behaviour and addresses development and mechanisms. This book presents a variety of different perspectives, including genetics, neurological, learning, and behavioral ecology.
"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.
1. Introduction. 2. History of the Study of Animal Behavior. 3. Genetic Analysis of Behavior. 4. Natural Selection and Behavior. 5. Learning and Cognition. 6. Physiological Analysis--Nerve Cells and Behavior. 7. Physiological Analysis of Behavior--The Endocrine System. 8. The Development of Behavior. 9. Biological Clocks. 10. Mechanisms of Orientation. 11. The Ecology and Evolution of Spatial Distribution. 12. Foraging Behavior. 13. Antipredator Behavior. 14. Reproductive Behavior. 15. Parental Care and Mating Systems. 16. Communication: Channels and Functions. 17. The Evolution of Communication. 18. Conflict. 19. Group Living, Altruism, and Cooperation.