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biology of behaviour.

Peter van Sommers

biology of behaviour.

by Peter van Sommers

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Published in Sydney, Wiley [1972] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Animal behavior.,
  • Human behavior

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [167]-181.

    SeriesBasic topics in psychology
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 184 p. illus. ;
    Number of Pages184
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19241409M

      INTRODUCTION • The biology of behavior is the study of behavioral functions of the nervous system, particularly the brain. • „Physiological psychology‟ is that branch of psychology which seeks to determine how activity in the nervous system is related to behavior & the mind. Rejoice! In this new book, a long-awaited triumph of collaboration has been achieved. The Behavioural Biology of Dogs thoroughly covers canine behavior at all levels: genetic, social, physiological, ecological, evolutionary and physical. This is also a truly international effort—experts from Sweden, Austria, Germany, Italy, Australia, Hungary, the UK, Norway and the U.S. are.

      Named a Best Book of the Year by Sapolsky (Monkeyluv), professor of biology at Stanford, looks at human behavior from myriad interrelated perspectives, endeavoring to explain humans’ strange and often contradictory behavior. He predominantly focuses on exploring “the biology of violence, aggression, and competition” through the lenses 5/5(3). Biology and Human Behavior: The Neurological Origins of Individuality, 2nd Edition we ascribe to the behavior itself. Sapolsky’s book is a chance to stop and take your breath, an ambitious but accessible introduction to behavioral neuroscience that attempts to understand the headline-grabbing findings by synthesizing across a variety of.

    Humans have lived with cats for thousands of years, and there are now more cats kept in Western households than any other animal. Cherished as companions and valued as rodent catchers, their enigmatic behavior has intrigued and bewildered us for generations. While accepting the comforts of human homes, cats do seem to "walk by themselves."Reviews: 1. Behavior is the change in activity of an organism in response to a stimulus. Behavioral biology is the study of the biological and evolutionary bases for such changes. The idea that behaviors evolved as a result of the pressures of natural selection is not new. For decades, several types of scientists have studied animal behavior.


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