Behavioral Studies

1st Edition - January 1, 1973

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  • Editor: Harman Peeke
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323156868

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Habituation Volume I is a collection of papers about the phenomenon of habituation, the waning of responsiveness to repeated or constant stimulation, from different experts on the field. The book covers topics such as the nature of habituation; the behavioral habituation of different invertebrates; fish with special reference to intraspecific aggressive behavior, and lower tetrapod vertebrates such as amphibians and reptiles. Also covered is the species-meaningful analysis of habituation, the relationship of habituation with habituality and conditioning; the dual-process theory of habituation and evidence for the dual-process theory. The text is recommended for biologists and zoologists who are interested with the process of habituation, the factors that affect it, its effects on behavior, its development in different animal species, its analysis, and its underlying theories.

Table of Contents

  • List of Contrbutors


    Contents of Volume II

    Chapter 1. Behavioral Habituation in Invertebrates

    I. Introduction

    II. Methodological Notes

    III. Nature of Habituation

    IV. Discussion

    V. Conclusion


    Chapter 2. Habituation in Fish with Special Reference to Intraspecific Aggressive Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. Characteristics of Habituation in Fish

    III. Habituation and Intraspecific Territorial Aggression


    Chapter 3. Habituation in "Lower" Tetrapod Vertebrates: Amphibia as Vertebrate Model Systems

    I. Introduction

    II. Two Approaches to Behavioral Habituation

    III. R = f(A): Habituation in Reptilia

    IV. R = f(A): Habituation in Toads and Frogs

    V. R = f(A): Habituation in the Salamander

    VI. R = f(O): State and Behavioral Dishabituation

    VII. General Discussion

    VIII. Machinery of Amphibian Habituation

    IX. Study Programs

    X. Concluding Remarks


    Chapter 4. A Species-Meaningful Analysis of Habituation

    I. Introduction

    II. Characteristics of Learning

    III. Characteristics of Habituation

    IV. Orienting Response

    V. Naturalistic Studies of Habituation

    VI. Evolution and Probabilistic Functionalism


    Chapter 5. Habituation and Dishabituation of Responses Innervated by the Autonomic Nervous System

    I. Introduction

    II. Effects of Repeated Stimulation as a Function of Response

    III. Effects of Stimulus Intensity on Habituation

    IV. Effects of Temporal Characteristics on Habituation

    V. Effects of Stimulus Change

    VI. Discussion and Summary


    Chapter 6. Habituation, Habituability, and Conditioning

    I. Introduction and Background

    II. Habituation as a Simpler Variety of Conditioning

    III. Habituability and Conditioning


    Chapter 7. A Dual-Process Theory of Habituation: Theory and Behavior

    I. Introduction

    II. The Problem of Stimulus Intensity

    III. Properties of Habituation

    IV. New Evidence for the Dual-Process Theory


    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 302
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 1, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323156868

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