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By Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

ISBN-10: 0226921972

ISBN-13: 9780226921976

ISBN-10: 0226922057

ISBN-13: 9780226922058

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 proven that either domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in constantly other ways, assembly the factors for what many outline as character. yet why the variations, and the way are personalities formed through genes and atmosphere? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities show that there's a lot to profit 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 various as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, offer a accomplished review of the present examine on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters method the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and exhibit that to completely comprehend why character exists, we needs to contemplate the evolutionary techniques that supply upward thrust to character, the ecological correlates of character alterations, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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