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Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior: The Scientific Study of by Alexandra Horowitz (Ed.),Alexandra Horowitz

By Alexandra Horowitz (Ed.),Alexandra Horowitz

This ebook highlights the country of the sector within the new, provocative line of analysis into the cognition and behaviour of the pup. 11 chapters from major researchers describe leading edge equipment from comparative psychology, ethology and behavioral biology, that are mixed to create a extra entire photo of the habit of Canis familiaris than ever earlier than. all the book’s 3 components highlights one of many views correct to supplying an entire knowing of the puppy. half I covers the perceptual talents of canine and the impact of interbreeding. half II contains observational and experimental effects from experiences of social cognition – similar to studying and social referencing – and actual cognition in canids, whereas half III summarizes the paintings within the box thus far, reviewing a variety of conceptual and methodological methods and checking out anthropomorphisms with reference to canines. the ultimate bankruptcy discusses the sensible program of behavioral and cognitive effects to advertise animal welfare. This quantity displays a contemporary shift in technological know-how towards contemplating and learning puppies for his or her personal sake, not just insofar as they mirror again on human beings.

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