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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 proven that either domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in constantly other ways, assembly the factors for what many outline as character. yet why the variations, and the way are personalities formed by means of genes and setting? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities show that there's a lot to profit from our furred and feathered friends.


The examine of animal character is among the fastest-growing components of study in behavioral and evolutionary biology. right here Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, besides a number of students from fields as diversified as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, offer a finished assessment of the present learn on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters technique the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and exhibit that to completely comprehend why character exists, we needs to examine the evolutionary methods that supply upward push to character, the ecological correlates of character transformations, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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