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This volume examines a variety of aspects of animal behavior. The beha vior of animals, including humans, is very diverse and often very comp lex. Studying behavior draws upon the work of scientists from a number of disciplines, including ethologists, psychologists, physiologists a nd biochemists. The question that most of them |are interested in answ ering is why does an animal behave the way it does. The possible answe rs to this question development, survival value, evolutionary history or cause-and-effect are the topics explored in this introduction to be havior 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.