This is the first book to collate and synthesize the recent burgeoning primary research literature on dog behaviour, evolution, and cognition. The author presents a new ecological approach to the understanding of dog behaviour, demonstrating how dogs can be the subject of rigorous and productive scientific study without the need to confine them to a laboratory environment.
Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society-almost a third of human families share their daily life with the dog! An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics.
Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists and sociologists.
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...both honest and representative of current thinking on the origins and importance of canine ethology. ( Claire L. Corridan Anthrozoös)
Adam Miklosi's new book...will be a landmark contribution to the study of animal behaviour, evolution and cognition. ( Current Biology)
Adam Miklosi provides one of the first entirely research-based dog behaviour texts: a great achievement and most certainly a timely addition to the literature... ( Nicola Rooney, Animal Behaviour)
This book is distinct in its approach to canine behaviour from a convergent evolutionary viewpoint, thus it is not directly comparable to any other book on canine behavior and fills a unique need in the field of bahavioral science. ( Doody's Notes)
This new book is a testament to the bright future of research on dogs ( Current Biology)
Miklosi's new book will be a central fixture in all future work on dogs, as it will be the first place that students and experts alike will go to review unfamiliar topics or search for new research ideas ( Current Biology)
The 'must-reads' at the end of each chapter are a valuable guide to the literature, should the reader want to learn more. What makes this book especially valuable is that Miklosi reviews not only the very recent, but also the less recent literature. ( Trends in Cognitive Science)
Ádám Miklósi is a Reader in Biology and the Head of the Department of Ethology at the Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary. He was awarded a Doctor of Science by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2005 and has more the 40 refereed publications on dog behaviour to his name. He has also authored the hardback edition of Dog Behaviour, Evolution, and Cognition.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110199545669