Comparative Psychology Evolution and Development of Behavior

ISBN-10: 1841694606

ISBN-13: 9781841694603

Edition: 2nd 2008 (Revised)

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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 5/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Classical Roots
Pre-Darwinian Roots
Natural Selection and Mental Continuity
Evolution of Instincts
Nature versus Nurture
Levels of Analysis
Chapter Glossary
Principles of Evolutionary Theory
Biological Evolution
Evidence for Evolution
Genotype and Phenotype
Logic of Natural Selection
Origin and Preservation of Genetic Variability
Natural Selection
Chapter Glossary
Origin and Evolution of Animals
Diversity of Life
Geological Background
Origin and Evolution of Animals
Patterns of Diversity
Elements of Cladistics
Chapter Glossary
Evolution and Development
Early Development
Development and Evolution
Development of the Vertebrate Nervous System
Chapter Glossary
Behavioral Neurology
Simple Nervous Systems and Behavior
The Invertebrate Phyla: An Overview
Behavior and Simple Neural Networks
Behavioral and Neural Plasticity
Evolution of Learning Mechanisms in Mollusks
Chapter Glossary
Evolution of the Vertebrate Brain and Behavior
Key innovations of the Vertebrates
Comparative Neurology
Telencephalon
Brain Size
Chapter Glossary
Learning and Cognition
General Processes in Associative Learning
Forms of Associative Learning
Classical Conditioning
Instrumental Conditioning
Situational Generality of Associative Learning
Chapter Glossary
Comparative Analysis of Associative Learning
Comparative Methodology
Learning in Invertebrates
Learning Mechanisms as Adaptations
Learning and Phylogenetic History
Chapter Glossary
Animal Cognition
From Associative Learning to Cognition
Concept Learning
Higher Cognitive Processes
Mental Continuity and Discontinuity
Chapter Glossary
Development of Behavior
Genes and Behavior
Mendelian Behavior Genetics
Quantitative Genetics
Behavioral Mutants
Another Look at Natural Selection
Chapter Glossary
Early Learning and Behavior
Prenatal and Prehatching Behavior
Infant Behavior
Infant Learning
Development of Complex Behavior
Chapter Glossary
Early Social Learning and Behavior
Imprinting
Reproductive and Social Behavior
Development of Vocal Behavior
Chapter Glossary
Social Evolution
Reproductive and Social Behavior
Mechanisms Underlying Social Behavior
Mating Systems
Patterns of Reproductive Behavior
Infant Care
Complex Animal Societies
Chapter Glossary
Brain, Behavior, and Evolution of Primates
What is a Primate?
Early Primate Evolution
Hominid Evolution
Evolution of Language
Chapter Glossary
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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