Download PDF by Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri: Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

By Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

Ask a person who has owned a puppy and they’ll guarantee you that, definite, animals have personalities. And technological know-how is commencing to agree. Researchers have proven that either domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in always alternative ways, assembly the standards for what many outline as character. yet why the diversities, and the way are personalities formed by way of genes and setting? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities display that there's a lot to benefit from our furred and feathered friends.

           

The research of animal character is among the fastest-growing components of study in behavioral and evolutionary biology. right here Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, besides a bunch of students from fields as varied as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, offer a complete review of the present examine on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters strategy the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and convey that to totally comprehend why character exists, we needs to give some thought to the evolutionary strategies that supply upward push to character, the ecological correlates of character alterations, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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