1st Edition

Behavioral Aspects of Feeding

Edited By Bennett G. Galef, P. Valsecchi, M. Mainardi Copyright 1994
    406 Pages
    by CRC Press

    This book is based on the sixth workshop of the International School of Ethology at the Ettore Majorana Centre for Scientific Culture, Italy, in 1992. Papers presented at the workshop have been rewritten so that they clearly and logically explain the developments in each topic. A variety of subjects are covered amongst which are: Individual Development of Flavour Preferences; Social Learning of Food Preferences; Social Learning of Feeding Skills and Rodent Control. Contributions from the leading experts worldwide have been included to form this comprehensive and valuable book. Behavioral Aspects of Feeding will be of great interest to all research scientists in this area of psychology and animal behavior.

    Introduction to the Series, Acknowledgements, List of Contributors, Preface, Individual Development of Flavour Preferences, Social Learning of Food Preferences, Social Learning of Feeding Skills, Studies in Semi-natural Enclosures, Rodent Control, Index


    Bennet G. Galef Jr. is Professor of Psychology at McMaster University, Canada. He is a prolific contributor to literature on psychology and animal behavior. He has served on the editorial boards of many journals including Animal Behavior and has been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Animal Behavior Society and International Society for Developmental Psychobiology.

    Marisa Mainardi is Professor of General Biology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Parma, Italy. She has written many papers and book chapters on the subject of animal behavior and is a member of several scientific societies.

    Paola Valsecchi is a researcher at the Department of General Biology and Physiology Faculty of Science, University of Parma. She has worked with Professor Galef as a visiting scientist at McMaster University for the past four years.