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Social behaviour : genes, ecology and evolution

Author: T Székely; Allen J Moore; J Komdeur
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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"Humans live in large and extensive societies and spend much of their time interacting socially. Likewise, most other animals also interact socially. Social behaviour is of constant fascination to biologists and psychologists of many disciplines, from behavioural ecology to comparative biology and sociobiology. The two major approaches used to study social behaviour involve either the mechanism of behaviour - where  Read more...

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Genre/Form: études diverses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: T Székely; Allen J Moore; J Komdeur
ISBN: 9780521883177 0521883172 9780521709620 0521709628
OCLC Number: 614315490
Description: xii, 562 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the uphill climb of sociology: towards a new synthesis / Tamás Székely, Allen J. Moore and Jan Komdeur --
Profile: Undiminished passion / Tim Birkhead --
Part I. Foundations: 1. Nature-nurture interactions / Marla B. Sokolowski and Joel D. Levine; Profile: social evolution, sexual intrigue and serendipity / Andrew Cockbun; 2. The quantitative genetics of social behaviour / Bronwyn H. Bleakley, Jason B. Wolf and Allen J. Moore; Profile: mating systems: integrating sexual conflict and ecology / Nicholas B. Davies; 3. Social behaviour and bird-song from a neural and endocrine perspective / Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Timothy J. DeVoogd and Jordan M. Moore; Profile: In love with Ropalidia marginata: 34 years, and still going strong / Raghavendra Gadagkar; 4. Evolutionary game theory / John M. McNamara and Franz J. Weissing; Profile: The holder's dilemma: a cold shoulder or a warm inner glow / David Haig; 5. Recent advances in comparative methods / Robert P. Freckleton and Mark Pagel; Profile: Multi-component signals in ant communication / Bert Hölldobler; 6. Social evolution theory: a review of methods and approaches / Tom Wenseleers, Andy Gardner and Kevin R. Foster; Profiles: what's wrong with this picture? / Sarah B. Hrdy --
Part II. Themes: 7. Aggression: towards an integration of gene, brain and behaviour / Robert Huber and Edward A. Kravitz; Profile: From behavioural observations, to genes, to evolution / Laurent Keller; 8. Social influences on communication signals: from honesty to exploitation / Mark E. Hauber and Marlene Zuk; Profile: reputation can make the world go round, or why are we sometime social / Mangred Milinski; 9. Important topics in group living / Jens Krause and Graeme Ruxton; Profile: a haphazard career / Ronald Noë; 10. Sexual behaviour: conflict, cooperation and co-evolution / Tomasso Pizzari and Russell Bonduriansky; Profile: In celebration of questions, past, present and future / Geoff A. Parker; 11. Pair bonds and parental behaviour / Lisa McGraw, Tamás Székely and Larry J. Young; Profile: mating systems and generic variation / Marion Petrie; 12. Adaptations and constraints in the evolution of delayed dispersal: implications for cooperation / Jan Komdeur and Jan Ekman; Profile: Selections from a life in social selection / David C. Queller; 13. Social behaviour in microorganisms / Kevin R. Foster; Profile: the de novo evolution of cooperation: an unlikely event / Paul B. Rainey; 14. Social environments, social tactics and their fitness consequences in complex mammalian societies / Marion L. East and Heribert Hofer; Profile: evolutionary genetics and social behaviour: changed perspectives on sexual coevolution / Michael G. Ritchie; 15. Social behaviour in humans / Ruth Mace; Profile: genes and social behaviour: from gene to genome to 1000 genomes / Gene E. Robinson --
Part III. Implications: 16. Personality and individual social specialisation / Denis Réale and Niels J. Dingemanse; Profile: behavioural ecology: why do I love thee? let me count the reasons / Paul W. Sherman; 17. Molecular and genetic influences on the neural substrate of social cognition in humans / Louise Gallagher and David Skuse; Profile: anonymous (and other)social experience and the evolution of cooperation by reciprocity / Michael Taborsky; 18. Population density, social behaviour and sex allocation / Suzanne H. Alonzo and Ben C. Sheldon; Profile: social theory based on natural selection / Robert Trivers; 19. Social behaviour and speciation / Gerald S. Wilkinson and Leanna M. Birge; Profile: look to the ants / Edward O. Wilson; 20. Social behaviour in conservation / Daniel T. Blumstein; Profile: the handicap principle and social behaviour / Amotz Zahavi; 21. Prospects for research in social behaviour: systems biology meets behaviour / Allen J. Moore, Tamás Székely and Jan Komdeur.
Other Titles: Social behavior
Responsibility: edited by Tamás Székely, Allen J. Moore, Jan Komdeur.


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