Download e-book for kindle: Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution by Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

By Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

Ask an individual who has owned a puppy and they’ll guarantee you that, sure, animals have personalities. And technological know-how is commencing to agree. Researchers have validated that either domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in always other ways, assembly the factors for what many outline as character. yet why the diversities, and the way are personalities formed through genes and atmosphere? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities show that there's a lot to profit from our furred and feathered friends.


The examine of animal character is without doubt one of the fastest-growing components of analysis in behavioral and evolutionary biology. right here Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, in addition to a bunch of students from fields as various as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, supply a complete assessment of the present examine on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters process the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and exhibit that to completely comprehend why character exists, we needs to examine the evolutionary techniques that supply upward push to character, the ecological correlates of character variations, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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