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Conceptual breakthroughs in ethology and animal behavior / Michael D. Breed.

Author/Creator:
Breed, Michael D. author.
Publication:
London, England : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2017] , ©2017
Format/Description:
Book
xxxvi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Animal behavior.
Language:
Text in English.
Summary:
Conceptual Breakthroughs in Ethology and Animal Behavior highlights, through concise summaries, the most important discoveries and scientific revolutions in animal behavior. These are assessed for their relative impact on the field and their significance to the forward motion of the science of animal behavior. Eighty short essays capture the moment when a new concept emerged or a publication signaled a paradigm shift. How the new understanding came about is explained, and any continuing controversy or scientific conversation on the issue is highlighted. Behavior is a rich and varied field, drawing on genetics, evolution, physiology, and ecology to inform its principles, and this book embraces the wealth of knowledge that comes from the unification of these fields around the study of animals in motion. The chronological organization of the essays makes this an excellent overview of the history of animal behavior, ethology, and behavioral ecology. The work includes such topics as Darwin’s role in shaping the study of animal behavior, the logic of animal contests, cognition, empathy in animals, and animal personalities. Succinct accounts of new revelations about behavior through scientific investigation and scrutiny reveal the fascinating story of this field. Similar to Dr. John Avise’s Contemporary Breakthroughs in Evolutionary Genetics, the work is structured into vignettes that describe the conceptual revolution and assess the impact of the conceptual change, with a score, which ranges from 1-10, providing an assessment of the impact of the new findings on contemporary science.
Contents:
50,000 years before present : the dawn of human evolution
12,000 years before present : domestication
1623 : social behavior
1700s : classifying life
1729 : biological clocks
1800s : birds in their natural setting
1800s : the great explorers
1859 : Darwin and behavior
1859 : Darwin and social insects
1882 : George Romanes and the birth of comparative psychology
1894 : Morgan's canon
1914 : sensory physiology and behavior
1938 : Skinner and learning
1940 : orientation
1941 : bat echolocation
1947 : the evolution of clutch size
1948 : cognitive maps
1948 : hormones and behavior
1948 : information theory
1953: the chasm between ethology and comparative psychology
1954 : life history phenomena
1954 : zeitgebers (time-givers) for biological clocks
1956 : the Coolidge effect
1957 : psychological laws
1960 : motivation and drive
1963 : the four questions
1964 : dopamine and reward reinforcement
1964 : inclusive fitness and the evolution of altruism
1965 : Harry Harlow and social isolation in monkeys
1967 : island biogeography
1968 : tool use
1969 : territoriality and habitat choice
1970 : sperm competition
1971 : behavioral genetics
1971 : reciprocal altruism
1971 : selfish herds
1973 : episodic memory
1973 : game theory
1973 : the many eyes hypothesis
1973 : The Red Queen
1973 : animal conflict
1974 : Caenorhabditis elegans behavioral genetics
1974 : standardizing behavioral observation methods
1974 : parent-offspring conflict
1975 : group selection
1975 : sociobiology
1975 : the handicap principle
1976 : marginal value theorem
1977 : self-medication
1977 : the evolution of mating systems
1978 : animal models for depression
1978 : theory of mind
1980 : dispersal
1980 : semantic communication
1980 : the risk paradigm
1981 : prisoner's dilemma
1981 : producers and scroungers
1982 : the Hamilton-Zuk hypothesis
1982 : the hippocampus and navigation
1983 : reproductive skew
1985 : an animal model for anxiety
1988 : brood parasitism
1990 : fear
1990 : the challenge hypothesis
1991 : pain in animals
1991 : receiver psychology
1992 : working memory
1994 : ecosystem engineers
1996 : conservation behavior
1996 : the molecular basis of learning
1998 : self-organization of social systems
1998 : gaze following
1999 : multimodal communication
2000 : emotion and the brain
2000 : social amoebas and their genomes
2002 : social networks
2004 : behavioral syndromes - personality in animals
2004 : maternal epigenetics
2004 : public and private information
2014 : keystone individuals.
Notes:
Contains bibliographical references and index.
Other format:
Online version : Breed, Michael D. Conceptual breakthroughs in ethology and animal behavior.
ISBN:
0128092653
9780128092651
OCLC:
959593100
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