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Animal Personalities : behavior, physiology, and evolution

Author: Claudio Carere; Dario Maestripieri
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
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Ask anyone who has owned a pet and they will 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  Read more...
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Animal Personalities
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudio Carere; Dario Maestripieri
ISBN: 9780226922065 0226922065
OCLC Number: 940571771
Description: online resource (ix, 507 s. : illustrations)
Contents: Animal personalities : who cares and why? / Claudio Carere, Dario Maestripieri --
The bold and the spineless : invertebrate personalities / Jennifer A. Mather, David M. Logue --
Evolutionary perspectives on personality in stickleback fish / Alison M. Bell, Susan A. Foster, Matthew Wund --
Avian personality / Kees van Oers, Marc Naguib --
Differential behavioral ecology : the structure, life history, and evolution of primate personality / Alexander Weiss, Mark J. Adams --
Personalities in a comparative perspective : what do human psychologists glean from animal personality studies? / Samuel D. Gosling, Pranjal H. Mehta --
Quantitative and molecular genetics of animal personality / Kees van Oers, David L. Sinn --
What is the evidence that natural selection maintains variation in animal personalities? / Niels J. Dingemanse, Denis Réale --
Frontiers on the interface between behavioral syndromes and social behavioral ecology / Andrew Sih --
The evolution of animal personalities / Max Wolf, G. Sander van Doorn, Olof Leimar, Franz J. Weissing --
Ontogeny of stable individual differences : gene, environment, and epigenetic mechanisms / James P. Curley, Igor Branchi --
Parental influences on offspring personality traits in oviparous and placental vertebrates / Ton G.G. Groothuis, Dario Maestripieri --
Neuroendocrine and autonomic correlates of animal personalities / Doretta Caramaschi, Claudio Carere, Andrea Sgoifo, Jaap M. Koolhaas --
Animal personality and conservation biology : the importance of behavioral diversity / Brian R. Smith, Daniel T. Blumstein --
Personality variation in cultured fish : implications for production and welfare / Felicity Huntingford, Flavia Mesquita, Sunil Kadri --
Behavioral, physiological, and health biases in laboratory rodents : a basis for understanding mechanistic links between human personality and health / Sonia A. Cavigelli, Kerry C. Michael, Christina M. Ragan.
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A study of animal personality is one of the fastest-growing areas of research in behavioral and evolutionary biology. It provides an overview of the research on animal personality.  Read more...

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