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Cover for The study of animal behaviour and its applications.

This chapter provides a brief overview of the historical background and of the various fields into which ethology has branched over the decades. The field that is of most interest in this book is the application of ethology in the study of animals utilized by man.

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication.

This chapter discusses heritability of behaviour, genetic versus environmental influence on behaviour, single-gene influences, effect of genes on behaviour, localizing the genes, epigenetics, evolution of behaviour, tracing the evolutionary history of behaviour, modification and ritualization,...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Abnormal behaviour, stress and welfare.

This chapter discusses the behavioural disorders (stereotypies, cannibalism, and abnormal aggression); stress (predictability and controllability as key concepts in stress response, individual differences in stress reactions, and behavioural and physiological phenomenon of stress); animal welfare...

Author(s)
Keeling, L.; Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Introduction to animal personality.

This chapter discusses the definition of animal personality; terms used to describe animal personality; assays used and methodological considerations; personality of animals; and consequences of animal personality in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Løvlie, H.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication.

The effect of evolution on genes and the influence of genes and domestication on animal behaviour are discussed.

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2009 CABI (H ISBN 9781845935368)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The ethology of domestic animals: an introductory text.

This third edition book with 19 chapters on domestic animal ethology is divided into two parts: Part A contains the basic elements of animal behaviour (chapter I, the study of animal behaviour and its application; chapter II, behaviour genetics, evolution and domestication; chapter III, behaviour...

Author(s)
Jensen, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Behaviour and physiology.

This chapter dicusses the central regulation of behaviour; emotion and consciousness; decision making, reward system and neurotransmission; control of circadian rhythms; sleep; regulation of food intake and eating; hormonal control of feeding behaviour; feeding and decision-making; reproductive and ...

Author(s)
Valros, A.; Hänninen, L.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Motivation and the organization of behaviour.

This chapter discusses the long history of the correlation between motivation and ethology and which proves to be essential for understanding the cognitive capacities and needs of animals in captivity leading to the improvement of animal welfare.

Author(s)
Mason, G.; Bateson, M.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Learning and cognition.

This chapter discusses associative learning through Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning; associative learning through reinforcement, punishment, rewards and punishers; associative learning through evaluation of what is learned; memory; discrimination, generalization, categorization, and concept ...

Author(s)
Mendl, M.; Nicol, C. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Social and reproductive behaviour.

This chapter discusses social behaviour; group living; communication; natural selection; common social behaviours; and parent-offspring interactions in domestic animals.

Author(s)
Weary, D. M.; Fraser, D.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781786391650)
Type
Book chapter

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