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By John M. Pearce

Animal studying and Cognition: An Introduction presents an up to date evaluation of the important findings from greater than a century of analysis into animal intelligence. This re-creation has been extended to take account of the various interesting advancements that experience occurred over the final ten years.

The publication opens with a ancient survey of the tools which were used to review animal intelligence, and follows through summarizing the contribution made via studying procedures to clever habit. issues comprise Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, discrimination studying, and categorization. the rest of the e-book specializes in animal cognition and covers such subject matters as reminiscence, navigation, social studying, language and verbal exchange, and information illustration. increased components contain extinction (to which a whole bankruptcy is now devoted), navigation in bugs, episodic reminiscence in birds, imitation in birds and primates, and the talk approximately even if primates are conscious of psychological states in themselves and others. concerns raised through the publication are reviewed in a concluding bankruptcy that examines how intelligence is shipped through the animal kingdom.

The broad spectrum of subject matters coated during this booklet guarantees that it'll be of curiosity to scholars of psychology, biology, zoology, and neuroscience. on account that little or no history wisdom is needed, the ebook can be of equivalent price to an individual easily attracted to both animal intelligence, or the animal origins of human intelligence.

This textbook is followed by online teacher assets which are at no cost to departments who undertake this e-book as their text. They comprise chapter-by-chapter lecture slides, an interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice query try out financial institution, and multiple-choice questions in paper and pen format.

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