The main part of the book begins with a study of behavioral development in animals, progresses to the neural and endocrine aspects of behavior, and then to the social behavior of nonhuman primates. The final transition from monkeys to humans, which Hinde made in his own research, leads to an impressive section on the development of social behavior in humans. The last scientific chapter relates to Dr. Hinde's deep concern about aggression and the peculiarly human institution of war. His own commentaries to the book discuss the recurring theme of crossing and recrossing the boundaries among different levels of analysis and the need to study processes. In the final section, his former student Jane Goodall and the late Niko Tinbergen write of their memories of this inspiring man.
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Table of Contents
Contributors; Preface; Part I. Introduction: 1. Levels and processes Patrick Bateson; Part II. The Development of Behaviour: 2. Are there principles of behavioural development? Patrick Bateson; 3. Differences in behavioural development in closely related species: bird song Peter Marler; Commentary 1 Robert A. Hinde; Part III. Neural and Endocrine Aspects of Behaviour: 4. Analytical ethology and synthetic neuroscience John C. Fentress; 5. Cerebral function and behaviour investigated through a study of filial imprinting Gabriel Horn; 6. How does the environment influence the behavioural action of hormones? J. B. Hutchison; 7. Testosterone, attention and memory R. J. Andrew; 8. A psychobiological approach to maternal behaviour among the primates Jay S. Rosenblatt; Commentary 2 Robert A. Hinde; Part IV. Social Organisation: 9. The evolution of sex differences and the consequences of polygyny in mammals T. H. Clutton-Brock; 10. What can we say about social structure? Thelma E. Rowell; 11. On declaring commitment to a partner M. J. A. Simpson; Commentary 3 Robert A. Hinde; Part V. Human Behaviour: 12. Ethological light on psychoanalytical problems John Bowlby; 13. Temperament and attachment: an eclectic approach Joan Stevenson-Hinde; 14. A fresh look at 'maternal deprivation' Michael Rutter; 15. Relationships and behaviour: the significance of Robert Hinde's work for developmental psychology Judy Dunn; 16. The individual and the environment in human behavioural development Marian Radke-Yarrow; Commentary 4 Robert A. Hinde; Part VI. Aggression and War: 17. An evolutionary perspective on human aggression David A. Hamburg; Commentary 5 Robert A. Hinde; Part VII. Memoirs: 18. Some personal remarks Niko Tinbergen; 19. Robert Hinde in Africa Jane Goodall; Commentary 6 Robert A. Hinde; Appendices; Index.