Advances in the Study of Behavior

Volume 21

Series Editor:

  • Peter Slater, University of St. Andrews, Fife, U.K.
  • Colin Beer, Institute of Animal Behavior, Rutgers University - Newark, New Jersey
  • Manfred Milinski, Zoologisches Institut, Abteilung Verhalten-sokologie, Universitat Bern, Hinterkappelen, Switzerland
  • Jay Rosenblatt, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Advances in the Study of Behavior remains one of the most-turned-to sources for penetrating insight on the latest findings in behavior research. This serial has kept pace with the vigorous multidisciplinary growth of the field and covers all major aspects, from ecology to endocrinology, in both human and animal subjects. Critical reviews, presentations of major research programs, and communication of significant new concepts provide readers with an up-to-date overview of the latest developments in this field.The series does not focus narrowly on one or a few fields, but features articles covering the best behavioral work from a wide spectrum. The skill and concepts of scientists in such diverse fields necessarily differ, making the task of developing cooperation and communication among them a difficult one. But it is one that is of great importance, and one to which the editors and publisher of Advances in the Study of Behavior are committed. Each volume of Advances in the Study of Behavior contains an index, and each chapter includes references.
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Experimental psychologists studying animal behavior; ethologists, evolutionary biologists, and primatologists.


Book information

  • Published: April 1992
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-004521-1


"For anyone interested in behavior, particularly from a theoretical or physiological standpoint, every one of the reviews offers a great deal. This can rarely be said of collections of reviews like these."

Table of Contents

E.B. Keverne, Primate Social Relationships: Their Determinants and Consequences.M. Zuk, The Role of Parasites in Sexual Selection: Current Evidence and Future Directions.C. Beer, Conceptual Issues in Cognitive Ethology.W. Schuler and T.J. Roper, Responses to Warning Coloration in Avian Predators.F. Vollrath, Analysis and Interpretation of Orb Spider Exploration and Web-building Behavior.G. Moralí and C. Beyer, Motor Aspects of Masculine Sexual Behavior in Rats and Rabbits.A. Whiten and R. Ham, On the Nature and Evolution of Imitation in the Animal Kingdom: Reappraisal of a Century of Research.Chapter References.Index.