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This textbook is designed for all undergraduate students headed for medical, dental, veterinary, and nursing school, as well as biology majors. Classical and modern ethology is discussed in addition to sociobiology and, finally, the physiology of different behavioral systems. Attention is paid to the behavior of primates, including humans, and in some cases mention is made of human clinical syndromes.
Dedication. Preface. Acknowledgments. 1. The Study of Behavior: History. 2. Some Ethological Concepts. 3. Some More Ethological Concepts. 4. Assessment of Hereditary Influences. 5. Behavioral Endocrinology -- Gonadal Hormones. 6. Behavioral Endocrinology -- Stress and Adrenal Hormones. 7. Biological Rhythms. 8. Orientation and Navigation. 9. Feeding, Foraging and Predation. 10. Social behavior. 11. Communication. 12. Agonistic Behavior. 13. Sexual Selection. 14. Courtship and Mating. 15. Parental Behavior and Mating Systems. 16. Nonhuman Primates. 17. Humans. Bibliography. Tables. Figure Legends. Index.