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Cover for Introduction.

The first part of this chapter discusses the different approaches to the study of animal behaviour, while the second half is devoted to some basic principles of animal behaviour and within- and between-individual behavioural variability.

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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Cover for Interaction of heredity and environment.

This chapter provides some background history on how the concept that all behaviour develops by an interaction of genes and environment is important in the study of animal behavior. Examples of how these interactions work in behavioural development and evolutionary time are also discussed.

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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Cover for Learning.

This chapter discusses some factors which can affect the learning ability of animals, such as temperament or emotional reactivity, motivation to explore, motivation to reward, structural and sensory biases and psychological biases. The different kinds of learning, such as habituation, classical...

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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This chapter discusses the concept and physiological basis of annual and daily biological rhythms, the endogenous basis of 24-h rhythms, the genetic basis of circadian rhythm and interval timing clock.

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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Cover for Communication.

This chapter tackles the concept of communication between animals and discusses discrete versus graded signals, redundancy used in communication and how the environment dictates the relative usefulness of the major sensory modalities used in communication.

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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Cover for Agonistic behavior.

This chapter discusses the adaptive significance, expression and stimulus control of aggressive behaviours in animals. The different factors affecting the threshold of aggressive behaviour, such as genetics, experience, context, physiological influences, familiarity and mixing of individuals,...

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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Cover for Social organization.

This chapter discusses the concept, types, benefits, influencing factors, advantages and management of two forms of social behaviour in animals, social dominance and territoriality.

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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Cover for Personal space and social dynamics.

This chapter discusses the concept of personal space in relation to the social behaviour of animals and the different factors influencing the size of personal space. The relationship between social dominance and animal welfare in food animals is discussed at the end of this chapter.

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2008 CABI (H ISBN 9781845933982)
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Cover for Domestication defined.

This chapter discusses the different approaches to defining domestication. For the purpose of this book, domestication is defined as 'that process by which a population of animals becomes adapted to man and to the captive environment by some combination of genetic changes occurring over generations ...

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2002 CAB International (H ISBN 9780851995977)
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Cover for Principles and applications of domestic animal behavior: an introductory text.

This textbook introduces college, university and veterinary students to the principles and concepts of animal behaviour, with emphasis on domestic and captive wild animals. There are two major themes in the book, the development of behaviour and social behaviour. Chapters on biological rhythms,...

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