Social Behaviour in Animals: With Special Reference to Vertebrates, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Social Behaviour in Animals

With Special Reference to Vertebrates, 1st Edition

By N. Tinbergen

Psychology Press

166 pages

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Originally published in 1953, this is a classic study in animal behaviour, drawing on the author’s own extraordinary studies of insects, fish, and birds, as well as on the literature. The concept ‘community’ is taken in its widest sense to include all types of association of individuals, not only flocks and herds, but also the family, the pair, and even two animals engaged in combat.

The author received the Nobel Prize for his work in this field in 1973.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1 Introduction 2 Mating Behaviour 3 Family and Group Life 4 Fighting 5 Analysis of Social Co-operation 6 Relations Between Different Species 7 The Growth of Social Organizations 8 Evolutionary Aspects of Social Organization 9 Some Hints for Research in Animal Sociology. Bibliography. Index.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology