The aim of Advances in the Study of Behavior remains as it has been since the series began: to serve the increasing number of scientists who are engaged in the study of animal behavior by presenting their theoretical ideas and research to their colleagues and to those in neighboring fields. We hope that the series will continue its "contribution to the development of the field", as its intended role was phrased in the Preface to the first volume in 1965. Since that time, traditional areas of animal behavior have achieved new vigor by the links they have formed with related fields and by the closer relationship that now exists between those studying animal and human subjects. Advances in the Study of Behavior, Volume 31 continues to serve scientists across a wide spectrum of disciplines. Focusing on new theories and research developments with respect to behavioral ecology, evolutionary biology, and comparative psychology, these volumes foster cooperation and communications in these dense fields.


Experimental psychologists studying animal behavior, comparative psychologists, ethologists, evolutionary biologists, and ichthyologists.

Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. M.L. East and H. Hofer, Conflict and Co-operation in a Female Dominated Society: A Re-assessment of the "Hyper-aggressive" Image of Spotted Hyenas. C. ten Cate, H. Slabbekoorn, and M.R. Ballintijn, Bird Song and Male-male Competition: Causes and Consequences of Vocal Variability in the Collared Dove (Streptopelia Decaocto). R.W. Byrne, Imitation of Novel Complex Actions: What Does the Evidence from Animals Mean? L.J. Rogers, Lateralization in Vertebrates: Its Early Evolution, General Pattern and Development. S.H. Hulse, Auditory Scene Analysis in Animal Communication. P.K. Stoddard, Electric Signals: Predation, Sex, and Environmental Constraints. T. Aubin and P. Jouventin, How to Vocally Identify Kin in a Crowd: The Penguin Model. Index. Contents of Previous Volumes.


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