Ask someone who has owned a puppy and they’ll guarantee you that, certain, animals have personalities. And technology is commencing to agree. Researchers have tested 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 surroundings? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities exhibit that there's a lot to profit from our furred and feathered friends.
The learn of animal character is without doubt one of the fastest-growing components of analysis in behavioral and evolutionary biology. the following Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, in addition to a bunch of students from fields as various as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, offer a accomplished evaluate of the present examine on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters procedure the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and exhibit that to totally comprehend why character exists, we needs to reflect on the evolutionary tactics that supply upward push to character, the ecological correlates of character variations, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character edition.
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