Journals Higher Education



Published: 31 July 2020

560 Pages

8 1/2 x 11 inches

ISBN: 9780190924232

Also Available As:


Bookseller Code (04)

Animal Behavior

Concepts, Methods, and Applications

Third Edition

Shawn E. Nordell and Thomas J. Valone

  • NEW! Learning Objectives: Each concept includes objectives to help students guide and assess their learning of the material
  • NEW! Flashcards: Key Terms are provided in flashcard format for student self-testing
  • NEW! Chapter Review: Each chapter now includes a review that summarizes the major points of each concept
  • NEW! Quantitative Reasoning (online) exercises: These exercises help students develop their data and graphical analysis skills. They present students with data from a research study and ask questions that require them to extract specific information from the data, understand the relationships among variables, and make inferences and predictions from data.
  • "Scientific Process" boxes clearly and concisely lay out each step of the scientific process for highlighted research studies
  • "Toolboxes" provide in-depth coverage of mathematical models and essential behavior research skills
  • "Applying the Concepts" boxes provide examples of how animal behavior research is being applied to real-life problems
  • Diverse research examples represent a broad array of taxa from around the world and highlight both classic and contemporary research from a diverse set of researchers
  • Beautiful illustrations and photos help readers visualize complex processes and connect with the natural world

New to this Edition:

  • Carefully crafted Learning Objectives help students guide their learning and measure intended learning outcomes of the material
  • A Chapter Reviews provide a brief summary of major points of each concept
  • A new Chapter 16: Cooperative Behavior includes expanded coverage of inclusive fitness theory and kin discrimination; additional coverage of game theory, including the prisoner's dilemma and snowdrift games; and expanded coverage of the evolution of cooperative reproduction
  • New Quantitative Reasoning (online) exercises help students develop their data and graphical analysis skills
  • New Toolbox on Interpreting Graphical Data will help students develop the quantitative skills of reading the data, qualitative skills of reading between the data, and analytical skills of reading beyond the data
  • Incorporates recent research developments, including genomics
  • Additional coverage of proximate explanations with expanded discussion of Tinbergen's 4 Questions
  • Expands and revises the Video Guide and Test Bank
  • Includes Critical Thinking and Discussion Questions to foster in-class discussions
  • A new dynamic enhanced eBook brings the study of animal behavior to life as never before, engaging students through embedded and linked videos as well as interactive Quantitative Reasoning Exercises

Also of Interest