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This volume examines a variety of aspects of animal behavior and analyzes the underlying relationship between behavior and evolution. Studying behavior draws upon the work of scientists from a number of disciplines, all seeking to answer the question of why an animal behaves in the way it does. The possible answers to this question development, survival value, evolutionary history, and cause-and-effectare explored in this easy-to-read introduction to behavior and evolution.
Disc. genes, behavior, adaptation, learning, motivation, cognition, reproductive behavior, living in groups, etc.
Introduction.- Actions and Reactions.- Genes and Behaviour.- Behaviour and Adaptation.- Development of Behaviour.- Learning.- Motivation.- Cognition.- Reproductive Behaviour.- Living in Groups.