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The Development of Animal Behavior. A Reader

  • ID: 2250847
  • Book
  • December 1998
  • 512 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book brings together for the first time, a collection of classic texts combined with a number of contemporary syntheses on the widely studied topic of behavioral development in animals.

Behavioral development is a major subject area in both animal behavior and experimental psychology since throughout the history of psychology and ethology, the study of development has played a crucial role and has been the subject of some of the major intellectual debates, for example the "Nature versus Nurture" issue. More recently, biological approaches to development, derived from work on animals, have become increasingly important and influential. The Development of Animal Behaviour: A Reader provides the key readings in these important areas of research in one volume. This Reader will therefore prove an invaluable resource for students and scholars who wish to engage with the study of animal behavioral development.

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Foreword by Patrick Bateson.


Part I: General Principles of Development.


1. Principles of Development and Differentiation (excerpt). C. H. Waddington.

2. Ontogenetic Adaptations and Retrogressive Processes in the Development of the Nervous System and Behaviour: A Neuroembryological Perspective. R. W. Oppenheim.

3. From Watsonian Behaviourism to Behaviour Epigenetics: Zin–Yang Kuo.

4. Developmental Changes in Sensitivity to Experience. Patrick Bateson and Robert A. Hinde.

5. Behavioural Development: Towards Understanding Processes. C. ten Cate.

Part II: Theoretical Debates – Nature/Nurture and Beyond.


6. A Critique of Konrad Lorenz′s Theory of Instinctive Behaviour (excerpt). Daniel S. Lehrman.

7. Heredity and Environment in Mammalian Behaviour. Donald O. Hebb.

8. Evolution and Modification of Behaviour (excerpt). Konrad Lorenz.

9. Semantic and Conceptual Issues in the Nature–Nurture Problem. Daniel S. Lehrman.

Part III: Empirical Paradigms: Development of Perceptual and Motor Mechanisms. Introduction.

Development of Perceptual and Motor Mechanisms.

10. The Developing Brain. Carla J. Shatz.

11. Development of Species Identification in Ducklings: VI Specific Embryonic Experience Required to Maintain Species–Typical Perception in Peking Ducklings. Gilbert Gottlieb.

12. The Companion to the Bird′s World (excerpt). Konrad Lorenz.

13. Development of Perceptual Mechanisms in Birds: Predispositions and Imprinting. Johan J. Bolhuis.

14. Sensory Templates in Species Specific Behaviour. Peter Marler.

15. Aspects of Learning in the Ontogeny of Bird Song: Where, From Whom, When, How Many, Which and How Accurately. Donald E. Kroodsma.

16. Motor Patterns in Development (excerpt). John C. Fentress and Peter J. McLeod.

Part IV Empirical Paradigms: Development of Behavior Systems.

17. Suckling isn′t feeding, or is it? William G. Hall and Christina L. Williams.

18. Ontogeny of Social Behaviour in Burmese Red Junglefowl (Gallus gallus spadiceus) (excerpt). Jaap P. Kruijit.

19. Social Deprivation in Monkeys. Harry F. Harlow and Margaret K. Harlow.

20. Mother–Infant Separation and the Nature of Inter–Individual Relationships: Experiments with Rhesus Monkeys. Robert A. Hinde.

21. Structure and Development of Behaviour Systems. Jerry A. Hogan.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

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Johan Bolhuis
Jerry A. Hogan
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