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    DescriptionThis book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog. Eleven chapters from leading researchers describe innovative methods from comparative psychology, ethology and behavioral biology, which are combined to create a more comprehensive picture of the behavior of Canis familiaris than ever before. Each of the book's three parts highlights one of the perspectives relevant to providing a full understanding of the dog. Part I covers the perceptual abilities of dogs and the effect of interbreeding. Part II includes observational and experimental results from studies of social cognition - such as learning and social referencing - and physical cognition in canids, while Part III summarizes the work in the field to date, reviewing various conceptual and methodological approaches and testing anthropomorphisms with regard to dogs. The final chapter discusses the practical application of behavioral and cognitive results to promote animal welfare. This volume reflects a modern shift in science toward considering and studying domestic dogs for their own sake, not only insofar as they reflect back on human beings.


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    Title
    Domestic Dog Cognition and Behavior
    Subtitle
    The Scientific Study of Canis familiaris
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Alexandra Horowitz
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783642539930
    ISBN 10: 3642539939
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC subject category V2: PSVP
    LC classification: QL
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JMR
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI070000
    DC22: 153
    BIC subject category V2: PSAN
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: MED057000
    Abridged Dewey: 590
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16790
    BISAC V2.8: PSY008000
    LC classification: BF201
    Libri: VERH6070, NEUR4000, NEUR6055
    LC classification: QH301-705, RC321-580, QL750-795
    DC23: 599.77215
    Thema V1.0: JMR, PSV, PSAN
    Edition
    1
    Edition statement
    2014 ed.
    Illustrations note
    21 black & white illustrations, 5 colour illustrations, 9 black & white tables, biography
    Publisher
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
    Imprint name
    Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
    Publication date
    06 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Berlin
    Back cover copy
    This book highlights the state of the field in the new, provocative line of research into the cognition and behavior of the domestic dog. Eleven chapters from leading researchers describe innovative methods from comparative psychology, ethology, and behavioral biology, which are combined to create a more comprehensive picture of the behavior of "Canis familiaris" than ever before.Each of the book s three parts highlights one of the perspectives relevant to providing a full understanding of the dog. Part I covers the perceptual abilities of dogs and the effect of interbreeding. Part II includes observational and experimental results from studies of social cognition such as learning and social referencing and physical cognition in canids, while Part III summarizes the work in the field to date, reviewing various conceptual and methodological approaches, and testing anthropomorphisms with regard to dogs. The final chapter discusses the practical application of behavioral and cognitive results to promote animal welfare. This volume reflects a modern shift in science toward considering and studying domestic dogs for their own sake, not only insofar as they reflect back on human beings. "
    Table of contents
    Part I: Orientation: Perceptual and Breed Effects on Behavior and Early Ethological Research.- Canine Olfaction: Scent, Sign and Situation.- Dog Breeds and Their Behavior.- The Significance of Ethological Studies: Play and Pee.- Part II: Behavior and Cognition: Observational and Experimental Results.- Dog Imitation and its Possible Origins.- Social Looking in the Domestic Dog.- Visual Attention in Dogs and the Evolution of Non-verbal Communication.- Cognitive Development in Gray Wolves: Development of Object Permanence and Sensorimotor Intelligence with Respect to Domestic Dogs.- Part III: The Future of Dog Research: Critical Reassessment of Methods and Practice and Practical Applications.- Measuring the Behaviour of Dogs: An Ethological Approach.- Looking at Dogs: Moving from Anthropocentrism to Canid Umwelt.- A Dog's-Eye View of Canine Cognition.- Canine Welfare Science: An Antidote to Sentiment and Myth.