Animal Personalities

Animal Personalities

Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Book - 2013
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"Ask anyone who has owned a pet and they'll assure you that, yes, animals have personalities. And science is beginning to agree. Researchers have demonstrated that both domesticated and nondomesticated animals - from invertebrates to monkeys and apes - behave in consistently different ways, meeting the criteria for what many define as personality. But why the differences, and how are personalities shaped by genes and environment? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities reveal that there is much to learn from our furred and feathered friends. The study of animal personality is one of the fastest-growing areas of research in behavioral and evolutionary biology. Here Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, along with a host of scholars from fields as diverse as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, provide a comprehensive overview of the current research on animal personality. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters approach the topic with empirical and theoretical material and show that to fully understand why personality exists, we must consider the evolutionary processes that give rise to personality, the ecological correlates of personality differences, and the physiological mechanisms underlying personality variation." -- Publisher's website.
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2013]
ISBN: 9780226922058
0226922057
9780226921976
0226921972
Call Number: 591.5 An544
Characteristics: ix, 507 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Carere, Claudio
Maestripieri, Dario

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