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EMPHASIZES CONCEPTS. Animal Behavior: Concepts, Methods, and Applications, Second Edition, takes a conceptual approach that highlights the process of science and the real-world applications of animal behavior research. In an engaging, question-driven style, Shawn E. Nordell and Thomas J.
Valone offer readers a clear learning progression for understanding and evaluating empirical research examples.
FOCUSES ON METHODOLOGY AND THE PROCESS OF SCIENCE. Featured studies illustrate each concept and emphasize research methods, immersing students in the process of animal behavior research. The authors clearly identify the research question, hypothesis, and prediction for each featured study and then
demonstrate how the methods allow the prediction to be tested.
HIGHLIGHTS REAL-WORLD APPLICATIONS. To help students understand the broader significance of animal behavior research, each chapter contains examples of how various people and groups are applying the concepts to societal problems and issues.
Bolded key terms, a running glossary, chapter summaries, and thought-provoking discussion questions provide additional support for students
“Scientific Process” boxes clearly and concisely lay out each step of the research process
“Toolboxes” explain essential skills or complex terms in the science of animal behavior
“Applying the Concepts” boxes provide examples of how animal behavior research is being applied to real-life problems
Diverse research examplesrepresent all major taxa and highlight both classic and contemporary research
Beautiful illustrations and photos help readers visualize complex processes and connect with the natural world
Chapter 1: The Science of Animal Behavior 3
Chapter 2: Methods for 5tudying Animal 8ehavior 23
Chapter 3: Evolution and the 5tudy of Animal 8ehavior 41
Chapter 4: Behavioral Genetics 61
Chapter 5: Sensory Systems and Behavior 87
Chapter 6: Communication 113
Chapter 7: Learning, Neuroethology, and Cognition 147
Chapter 8 Foraging Behavior 181
Chapter 9 Antipredator Behavior 213
Chapter 10 Dispersal and Migration 241
Chapter 11 Habitat Selection, Territoriality, and Aggression 273
Chapter 12 Mating Behavior 301
Chapter 13 Mating Systems 335
Chapter 14 Parental Care 363
Chapter 15 Sociality 391