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Published: 03 August 2017

480 Pages


ISBN: 9780190276782

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Animal Behavior

Concepts, Methods, and Applications

Second Edition

Shawn Nordell and Thomas Valone

  • Takes a conceptual approach that highlights the process of science and the real-world applications of animal behaviour research
  • Each chapter is built around broad organizing concepts. This conceptual approach helps students make connections, see broader implications, and apply their learning.
  • Illustrates each chapter using research from the primary literature, with an emphasis on the methods of the featured studies so that students can become immersed in the process of animal behaviour research
  • Scientific Process boxed in every chapter present detailed research descriptions within a scientific framework, clearly and concisely laying out each step of the scientific process
  • Toolboxes explain essential skills and complex terms in the science of animal behaviour
  • Summaries at the end of every chapter point sudents to recent research that further develops the ideas the chapter has covered
  • Questions are provided at the end of every chapter to promote critical thinking and guide class discussions
  • Contains research examples covering a diverse range of taxa from all over the world

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on sensory systems and behaviour, as well as more coverage of proximate mechanisms throughout
  • Updated coverage of groundbreaking developments in the field, particularly in the areas of behavioural neuroscience, teaching and learning, and animal personalities
  • New pedagogical tools to help students develop their critical thinking skills, including 'Evaluate' prompts following Scientific Process boxes

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