Principles of Animal Behavior 4th Edition

Principles of Animal Behavior  4th Edition
Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-01-15
ISBN: 022644841X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Animal Behavior 4th Edition Book Excerpt:

Since the last edition of this definitive textbook was published in 2013, much has happened in the field of animal behavior. In this fourth edition, Lee Alan Dugatkin draws on cutting-edge new work not only to update and expand on the studies presented, but also to reinforce the previous editions’ focus on ultimate and proximate causation, as well as the book’s unique emphasis on natural selection, learning, and cultural transmission. The result is a state-of-the-art textbook on animal behavior that explains underlying concepts in a way that is both scientifically rigorous and accessible to students. Each chapter in the book provides a sound theoretical and conceptual basis upon which the empirical studies rest. A completely new feature in this edition are the Cognitive Connection boxes in Chapters 2–17, designed to dig deep into the importance of the cognitive underpinnings to many types of behaviors. Each box focuses on a specific issue related to cognition and the particular topic covered in that chapter. As Principles of Animal Behavior makes clear, the tapestry of animal behavior is created from weaving all of these components into a beautiful whole. With Dugatkin’s exquisitely illustrated, comprehensive, and up-to-date fourth edition, we are able to admire that beauty anew.

Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior

Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior
Author: Edward O. Price
Publsiher: CABI
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1845933982
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles and Applications of Domestic Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

In order to understand and manage animals in their natural or captive environments we must first understand why animals do what they do and recognize limitations in their ability to adapt to different environments. Drawing on the author's considerable experience in both teaching and research, this introductory-level textbook describes the basic principles underlying animal behavior and how those concepts can be used in managing the care of domestic and captive wild animals, covering four key themes: development of behavior, biological rhythms, social behavior and behavioral aspects of animal management. Extensively illustrated with many practical examples and over 150 photos and figures, the book will be essential reading for animal science and veterinary students.

Principles of animal behavior

Principles of animal behavior
Author: N.R.F. Maier
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 529
Release: 1935
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of animal behavior Book Excerpt:

Principles of Animal Behavior

Principles of Animal Behavior
Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publsiher: W. W. Norton
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN: 9780393123562
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Principles of Animal Behavior has long been considered the most current and engaging introduction to animal behavior. The Third Edition is now also the most comprehensive and balanced in its approach to the theoretical framework behind how biologists study behavior.

Principles of Animal Behavior

Principles of Animal Behavior
Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 642
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

The most balanced, comprehensive and current animal behavior text available.

Principles of Animal Behavior

Principles of Animal Behavior
Author: Samantha Morales
Publsiher: Callisto Reference
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2021-11-16
ISBN: 9781641166430
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

The scientific study of animal behavior is conducted under the domain of ethology. It primarily focuses on the behavior of animals under natural conditions and views it as an evolutionary adaptive trait. It generally focuses on behavioral processes instead of particular animal groups. Understanding of animal behavior plays an important role in animal training. Some of the learning characteristics which are studied within this field are habituation, associative learning, imprinting and observational learning. Ethology also studies animal communication and emotions in animals. Communication in animals refers to the transfer of information from a single animal or a group of animals to one or more animals. Such information generally affects the current or future behavior of the receivers. This book unfolds the innovative aspects of animal behavior which will be crucial for the holistic understanding of the subject matter. Some of the diverse topics covered in this book address the varied branches that fall under this category. It will serve as a valuable source of reference for those interested in this field.

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 3048
Release: 2019-01-21
ISBN: 0128132523
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, Second Edition, the latest update since the 2010 release, builds upon the solid foundation established in the first edition. Updated sections include Host-parasite interactions, Vertebrate social behavior, and the introduction of ‘overview essays’ that boost the book's comprehensive detail. The structure for the work is modified to accommodate a better grouping of subjects. Some chapters have been reshuffled, with section headings combined or modified. Represents a one-stop resource for scientifically reliable information on animal behavior Provides comparative approaches, including the perspective of evolutionary biologists, physiologists, endocrinologists, neuroscientists and psychologists Includes multimedia features in the online version that offer accessible tools to readers looking to deepen their understanding

Perspectives on Animal Behavior

Perspectives on Animal Behavior
Author: Judith Goodenough,Betty McGuire,Elizabeth Jakob
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2009-09-22
ISBN: 0470045175
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Perspectives on Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

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.

Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists

Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists
Author: Katherine A. Houpt
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2011-01-25
ISBN: 9780470958438
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Domestic Animal Behavior for Veterinarians and Animal Scientists Book Excerpt:

Domestic Animal Behavior, Fifth Edition is a fully updated revision of this classic text, with chapters examining key behavior issues ranging from communication to social structure. Coverage encompasses a wide variety of domestic animals including cats, dogs, horses, pigs, sheep, and cattle. The Fifth Edition also expands its coverage on new key areas of behavior research, including cognition and the genetics of behavior, and provides valuable, current information on normal and aberrant behaviors, making it a must-have resource for veterinarians and animal scientists seeking a thorough understanding of animal behavior.

Animal Behavior

Animal Behavior
Author: Barrett Adkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN: 9781635490251
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Animal Behavior Book Excerpt:

Animal behavior, ethology or behaviorism is a scientific field that studies the behavior of animals under normal circumstances. It includes topics like observational learning, habituation, imprinting, and associative learning, etc. This book aims to shed light on some of the unexplored aspects of animal behavior. Such selected concepts that redefine the field have been presented in it. This book is a valuable compilation of topics, ranging from the basic to the most complex theories and principles in the field of animal behavior. For someone with an interest and eye for detail, this text covers the most significant topics in this field. It will provide comprehensive knowledge to the students.

Principles of animal behavior Under the ed ship of H Philip Zeigler

Principles of animal behavior Under the ed   ship of H  Philip Zeigler
Author: William Nicolai Tavolga,Philip H. Zeigler
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1969
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulldogs For Dummies

Bulldogs For Dummies
Author: Susan M. Ewing
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-03-03
ISBN: 9781118054802
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bulldogs For Dummies Book Excerpt:

Find out how to select, train, and care for your Bulldog Though originally bred for bull baiting, today's Bulldogs are calm, dignified, and courageous - and make great pets. Whether you're already a Bulldog owner or you're thinking about becoming one, this friendly guide will answer your questions and help you and your Bully live happily ever after. From choosing your dog to training, diet, and health, it's just what you need for Bulldog success! Discover how to * Understand the breed and its history * Buy or adopt a healthy Bulldog * Housetrain your Bulldog and teach basic commands * Keep your Bulldog well-groomed and active * Watch for breed-specific health problems

Doves Diplomats and Diabetes

Doves  Diplomats  and Diabetes
Author: Milind Watve
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN: 1461444098
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Doves Diplomats and Diabetes Book Excerpt:

Darwinian medicine looks at the ecological and evolutionary roots of disease. A disease is an interaction between a genome and its biotic or abiotic environment and therefore a disease is essentially an ecological process. Good understanding of ecology and a Darwinian way of thinking can give us novel and useful perspectives on health and disease. If we understand the disease process better, we can certainly prevent, control as well as treat diseases in a better way. Although the thought that the origins of obesity and type 2 diabetes (T2D) might lie in our hunter gatherer adaptations is not new, research over the last decade makes us rethink many of the classical concepts. Brain and behavior is increasingly being recognized as central to all the endocrine, metabolic and immunological changes that earmark type 2 diabetes and other metabolic syndrome disorders. A major change in paradigm appears to be on the horizon and the proposed book intends to speed up the paradigm shift by raising important questions, pointing out flaws and inadequacies in the prevalent paradigm and stimulating radical rethinking which would redirect and refine the line of research as well as bring some fundamental changes in drug discovery and clinical practice. ​

The Behavior of Texas Birds

The Behavior of Texas Birds
Author: Kent Rylander
Publsiher: University of Texas Press
Total Pages: 443
Release: 2010-01-01
ISBN: 0292774729
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Behavior of Texas Birds Book Excerpt:

Whether it's the sudden, plunging dives of Brown Pelicans, the singing and aerial displays of Northern Mockingbirds, or the communal nesting of Purple Martins, innate and learned behaviors are some of the most fascinating things to observe in Texas birds. Even casual birdwatchers eventually ask, "why do they do that?" while serious birders and ornithologists seek to understand all the behaviors involved in feeding, flying, mating, and rearing young. But until now, it has been hard to find this information in one handy source. In this comprehensive, yet easy-to-use book, Kent Rylander distills data from many sources to provide an authoritative guide to the behavior of Texas birds. He begins by explaining the principles of animal behavior and illustrating how they can be applied to interpreting bird behaviors in the field. The majority of the book is devoted to accounts of more than 400 species of birds that are most likely to be encountered by Texas birdwatchers. Each account describes such behaviors as feeding, courtship, parenting, and other behaviors that are significant for that species. References to interesting and important articles from scientific journals are incorporated in the species accounts where appropriate, and line drawings illustrate some of the behaviors described.

Transgenic and Knockout Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

Transgenic and Knockout Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders
Author: Gene S. Fisch,Jonathan Flint
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2007-11-06
ISBN: 1597450588
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transgenic and Knockout Models of Neuropsychiatric Disorders Book Excerpt:

In this up-to-date survey and critical assessment of transgenic and knockout models in neuropsychiatry and behavior, a panel of leading researchers comprehensively assesses how and whether the genetic abnormalities produced from these models manifest the neuropsychiatric disorders to which they correspond. The authors focus on transgenic and knockout models of neurocognitive dysfunction and neuropsychiatric dysfunction. The discussion of neurobiological problems covers mental retardation, polyglutamate, and speech disorders, as well as disorders that involve cognitive, social, speech, and language dysfunction. The neuropsychiatric dysfunctions examined include psychosis and schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder.

Intelligence as Adaptive Behavior

Intelligence as Adaptive Behavior
Author: B. Chandrasekaran
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483288129
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligence as Adaptive Behavior Book Excerpt:

The "intelligence" of traditional artificial intelligence systems is notoriously narrow and inflexible--incapable of adapting to the constantly changing circumstances of the real world. Although traditional artificial intelligence systems can be successful in narrowly prescribed domains, they are inappropriate for dynamic, complex domains, such as autonomous robot navigation.**This book proposes an alternative methodology for designing intelligent systems based on a model of intelligence as adaptive behavior. The author describes an experiment in computational neuroethology--the computer modeling of neuronal control of behavior--in which the nervous system for an artificial insect is modeled. The experiment demonstrates that simple, complete intelligent agents are able to cope with complex, dynamic environments--suggesting that adaptive models of intelligence, based on biological bases of adaptive behavior, may prove to be very useful in the design of intelligent, autonomous systems. Provides a lucid critique of traditional artificial intelligence research programs Presents new methodology for the construction autonomous agents, which has implications for mobile robotics Of interest to researchers in a variety of fields: artificial intelligence, neural networks, robotics, cognitive science, and neuroscience

Beware Of The Dog

Beware Of The Dog
Author: Pat Miller
Publsiher: Dogwise Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-11
ISBN: 1617812021
Category: Pets
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beware Of The Dog Book Excerpt:

Be (more) aware! Here is your road map to evaluating, managing and modifying aggressive behavior in pet dogs. Beware of the Dog offers a wide-ranging look at all types of aggression and the way these troublesome behaviors develop. It explains the latest protocols for evaluating and dealing with the problems of aggressive dogs from classical conditioning to operant conditioning, and prescribes management strategies that really work. Written in an easy-to-understand style that meets the needs of trainers as well as the motivated dog owner.

A New Unified Theory of Psychology

A New Unified Theory of Psychology
Author: Gregg Henriques
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2011-08-17
ISBN: 9781461400585
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Unified Theory of Psychology Book Excerpt:

Concern about psychology’s fragmentation is not new, but there has for the past decade been increasing calls for psychologists to acknowledge to the costs associated with fragmentation and to search for ways to unify the discipline. A New Unified Theory of Psychology introduces a new system that addresses psychology’s current theoretical and philosophical difficulties. The new theory consists of four interlocking pieces that together provide—for the first time—a macro-level view that clarifies the nature of psychology’s problems and offers a clear way to unify the various elements of the field. The unified theory provides the field of psychology with a well-defined subject matter, allowing both academic and professional psychologists will be able to develop a shared language and conceptual foundation.

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog
Author: National Library of Medicine (U.S.)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1965
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Medicine
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

National Library of Medicine Current Catalog Book Excerpt:

Power in the Wild

Power in the Wild
Author: Lee Alan Dugatkin
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2022-04-05
ISBN: 0226815951
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Power in the Wild Book Excerpt:

From the shell wars of hermit crabs to little blue penguins spying on potential rivals, power struggles in the animal kingdom are as diverse as they are fascinating, and this book illuminates their surprising range and connections. The quest for power in animals is so much richer, so much more nuanced than who wins what knock-down, drag-out fight. Indeed, power struggles among animals often look more like an opera than a boxing match. Tracing the path to power for over thirty different species on six continents, writer and behavioral ecologist Lee Alan Dugatkin takes us on a journey around the globe, shepherded by leading researchers who have discovered that in everything from hyenas to dolphins, bonobos to field mice, cichlid fish to cuttlefish, copperhead snakes to ravens, and meerkats to mongooses, power revolves around spying, deception, manipulation, forming and breaking up alliances, complex assessments of potential opponents, building social networks, and more. Power pervades every aspect of the social life of animals: what they eat, where they eat, where they live, whom they mate with, how many offspring they produce, whom they join forces with, and whom they work to depose. In some species, power can even change an animal’s sex. Nor are humans invulnerable to this magnificently intricate melodrama: Dugatkin’s tales of the researchers studying power in animals are full of unexpected pitfalls, twists and turns, serendipity, and the pure joy of scientific discovery.