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By Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

Ask a person who has owned a puppy and they’ll guarantee you that, definite, animals have personalities. And technological know-how is commencing to agree. Researchers have established that either domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in continually other ways, assembly the standards for what many outline as character. yet why the variations, and the way are personalities formed through genes and atmosphere? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities display that there's a lot to profit from our furred and feathered friends.


The research of animal character is likely one of the fastest-growing components of analysis in behavioral and evolutionary biology. the following Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, in addition to a bunch of students from fields as diversified as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, supply a accomplished evaluation of the present examine on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters procedure the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and convey that to completely comprehend why character exists, we needs to ponder the evolutionary procedures that supply upward thrust to character, the ecological correlates of character adjustments, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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