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Parental Care in Mammals

Author: David J Gubernick; Peter H Klopfer
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 1981.
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The editors of this volume have honored me by their invitation to write its Fore­ word, an invitation extended because of my editing a book on the maternal behav­ ior of mammals in 1963. Much as I would like to think that I had opened a new area of study-and so played some part in the appearance of this fine new collec­ tion of chapters-the facts are quite otherwise. That in 1963 I could assemble the efforts of many  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David J Gubernick; Peter H Klopfer
ISBN: 9781461331506 1461331501 9781461331520 1461331528
OCLC Number: 913709574
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 1 Origins of Parental Care --
1. Parental Care Is Widespread --
2. Factors Influencing Parental Care Strategy --
3. Patterns of Parenting --
4. Adaptiveness and Patterns of Parental Care --
References --
2 Factors Governing the Onset and Maintenance of Maternal Behavior among Nonprimate Mammals: The Role of Hormonal and Nonhormonal Factors --
1. Onset of Maternal Behavior --
2. The Regulation of Postpartum Maternal Behavior --
3. Maternal Behavior in Nonpregnant Females --
4. Transition in the Regulation of Maternal Behavior between the Onset and Maintenance Phases --
5. Maternal Aggression: Pre- and Postpartum Regulation --
6. Concluding Remarks --
References --
3 Parental Contributions to the Development of Their Offspring --
1. Introduction --
2. Strategies for Demonstrating Long-Term Parental Effects on Development of Young --
3. The Prenatal Relationship --
4. The Postnatal Relationship --
5. Implications for Aberrant Development --
6. Conclusion --
References --
4 Offspring Effects upon Parents --
1. Introduction --
2. Phylogenesis: Inclusive Fitness and Parental Investment --
3. Function: Social Consequences and Ecological Correlates of Parenting --
4. Changes during the Life Cycle --
5. Mechanisms: Effects of Offspring on Parental Responsiveness --
6. Stimulus Effects of Offspring --
7. Filial Behavior --
References --
5 Maternal Aggression in Mammals --
1. Introduction --
2. Some Naturalistic Observations of Maternal Aggression --
3. Laboratory Studies of Maternal Aggression --
4. A Psychobiological Model of Maternal Aggression in the Mouse --
5. Relationship to Defense of Young and Population Dynamics --
6. General Conclusions --
References --
6 The Ecology of Weaning: Parasitism and the Achievement of Independence by Altricial Mammals --
1. An Overview of Weaning --
2. The Rat Pup as Parasite --
3. Conclusion --
References --
7 Parent and Infant Attachment in Mammals --
1. Introduction --
2. What is Attachment? --
3. Attachment and Separation --
4. Why Form an Attachment? --
5. Where Is Attachment Found? --
6. Mechanisms of Parent and Infant Attachment: Selected Examples --
7. Concluding Remarks --
References --
8 Mammalian Sibling Interactions: Genes, Facilitative Environments, and the Coefficient of Familiarity --
1. Introduction --
2. Conditions Favoring Sibling Interaction --
3. Sibling Recognition and the Coefficient of Familiarity: Does $$\overline {{X_r}} = 1/2\bar X$$ Anything? --
4. What Do Siblings Do? --
5. Alloparental Care --
6. Parents and Siblings --
7. Conclusions --
References --
9 The Evolution of Male Parental Investment in Mammals --
1. Introduction --
2. Results --
3. Discussion --
4. Conclusions --
References --
10 Primate Infant Caregiving Behavior: Origins, Consequences, and Variability with Emphasis on the Common Indian Langur Monkey --
1. Introduction --
2. The Context of Primate Parenting Behavior: What Makes the Primates Different? --
3. Indian Langurs: A Case Study in Maternal Care --
4. Why Allomothering --
5. Separating Functions, Benefits, and Origins in Evolutionary Explanations --
6. Langur Allomothering Behavior: Is It Unique? --
7. Parental Investment: How Much Is Too Much? --
8. Opportunism and Adaptation: Some Theoretical Considerations --
References --
11 The Social Context of Parental Behavior: A Perspective on Primate Socialization --
1. Introduction --
2. The Ontogeny of Specific Attachments: Establishment and Maintenance of Maternal Behavior in the Context of the Mother-Infant Bond --
3. The Role of the Mother's Past and Present Social History --
4. The Role of Other Socializing Agents --
5. Recapitulation: Infant Socialization and an Analysis of the 'Adequate Social Rearing Environment' --
References.
Responsibility: edited by David J. Gubernick, Peter H. Klopfer.

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