Communicative Behavior and Evolution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123143501, 9781483263427

Communicative Behavior and Evolution

1st Edition

Editors: Martin E. Hahn Edward C. Simmel
eBook ISBN: 9781483263427
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 192
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Communicative Behavior and Evolution presents the selected works of experts from different scientific disciplines that investigate the evolution of communicative behavior. The book is composed of papers that study communicative behavior of humans and of different kinds of animals. The text contains articles that discuss attempts in the study of behavioral evolution; communication and human language; the behavior-genetic approach; systems approach to genetic and selection mechanisms; investigation of interspecific communication; and learned language in chimpanzees. Zoologists, ethologists, behavioral geneticists, and psychologists will find this book highly interesting.

Table of Contents

Contents List of Contributors Preface Acknowledgments Introduction Diversity, Evolution, and Communication Social Interaction and Communication Behavior and Evolution Emphases and Omissions Chapter 1 Evolution, Behavior, and Language
Evolution and Change Metaphors and Behavior Heredity and Behavior Extrapolation and Behavior Behavior and Language References Chapter 2 Genetics and Communication Some Formal Properties of Communication Homology, Epigenesis, Tabulae Rasa Experimental Studies of Development Communication in Hybrids Summary and Conclusions Evolution in Sender and Receiver References Chapter 3 Genetic Variation and the Evolution of Communication The Genetic Theory of Evolution Adaptation and Variation in Behavior The Evolution of Communicatory Signals Systems and Signals Major Consequences of the Genetic Theory of Evolution References Chapter 4 Evolution of Communication Patterns in Animals The Problem Genetic Models of Communication Behavior Evidence from Social Mammals Canids as Evolutionary Models Applications to Man References Chapter 5 Concerning the Evolution of Nonverbal Communication in Man Introduction Behavior as an Adaptation Phylogenetically Adapted Behavior in Man Social Behavior and Communication Structures and Patterns in Behavior Conclusions References Chapter 6 The Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Social Interactions Two Views of the Ontogeny-Phylogeny Relationship Some Instances of Heterochronies in Behavior Phylogeny and the Developm


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