New PDF release: Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

By Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

Ask someone who has owned a puppy and they’ll guarantee you that, convinced, 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 continuously alternative ways, assembly the factors for what many outline as character. yet why the diversities, and the way are personalities formed by means of genes and atmosphere? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities demonstrate that there's a lot to profit from our furred and feathered friends.


The examine of animal character is likely one of the fastest-growing parts of study in behavioral and evolutionary biology. right here Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, in addition to a number of students from fields as varied as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, supply a complete assessment of the present examine on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters strategy the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and exhibit that to completely comprehend why character exists, we needs to think of the evolutionary methods that provide upward push to character, the ecological correlates of character variations, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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