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By Claudio Carere,Dario Maestripieri

Ask somebody who has owned a puppy and they’ll guarantee you that, certain, animals have personalities. And technology is starting to agree. Researchers have tested that either domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in constantly alternative ways, assembly the standards for what many outline as character. yet why the diversities, and the way are personalities formed through genes and setting? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities show that there's a lot to profit from our furred and feathered friends.


The learn of animal character is among the fastest-growing parts of study in behavioral and evolutionary biology. right here Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri, in addition to a bunch of students from fields as varied as ecology, genetics, endocrinology, neuroscience, and psychology, offer a finished review of the present study on animal character. Grouped into thematic sections, chapters strategy the subject with empirical and theoretical fabric and exhibit that to totally comprehend why character exists, we needs to ponder the evolutionary techniques that provide upward push to character, the ecological correlates of character adjustments, and the physiological mechanisms underlying character variation.

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