Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution by Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

By Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

Ask a person who has owned a puppy and they’ll guarantee you that, definite, animals have personalities. And technology is starting to agree. Researchers have established that either domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in always other ways, assembly the factors for what many outline as character. yet why the variations, and the way are personalities formed by means of genes and surroundings? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities demonstrate that there's a lot to benefit from our furred and feathered friends.


The research of animal character is likely one of the fastest-growing parts of study in behavioral and evolutionary biology. the following Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, besides a number of students from fields as different as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, offer a accomplished evaluation of the present study on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters method the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and convey that to completely comprehend why character exists, we needs to think of the evolutionary methods that supply upward push to character, the ecological correlates of character changes, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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