Advances in the Study of Behaviour: Parental Care v.25

Advances in the Study of Behaviour: Parental Care v.25

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Focusing on the physiological and behavioural mechanisms underlying parental care, this text discusses parental care both within and across taxa, with coverage of invertebrates and early vertebrates, fishes, amphibia, reptiles, mammals, birds, and nonhuman primates. A running theme throughout the chapters shows that parental care is anchored to the ecology, reproductive physiology, and embryonic development of a species. Coverage also includes mechanisms of parental care, including analysis of the stimuli that parents respond to and how parental care is initiated, maintained, and terminated. Individual differences within species are also explored, examining stable differences in maternal style, how they arise, and the consequences for both mother and infant.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 736 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 38.1mm | 1,171g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • b&w illustrations, references, index
  • 0120045257
  • 9780120045259

Table of contents

Parental care in invertebrates, S.T. Trumbo; cause and effect of parental care in fishes - an epigenetic perspective, S.S. Crawford and E.K. Balon; parental care among the amphibia, M.I. Crump; parental behaviour among the reptilia, C. Gans; neural and hormonal control of parental behaviour in birds, J.C. Buntin; biochemical basis of parental behaviour in the rat, R.S. Bridges; somatosensation and maternal care in Norway rats, J.M. Stern; experiential factors in postpartum regulation of maternal care, A.S. Fleming, H.D. Morgan, and C. Walsh; maternal behaviour in rabbits - a historical and multidisciplinary perspective, G. Gonzalez-Mariscal and J.S. Rosenblatt; parental behaviour in voles, Z. Wang and T.R. Insel; physiological, sensory, and experiential factors of parental care in sheep, F. Levy, K.M. Kendrick, E.B. Keverne, R.H. Porter, and A. Romeyer; socialization, hormones, and the regulation of maternal behaviour in nonhuman simian primates, C.R. Pryce; field studies of parental care in birds - new data focus questions on variation among females, P.A. Gowaty; parental investment in pinnipeds, F. Trillmich; individual differences in maternal style - causes and consequences for mothers and offspring, L.A. Fairbanks; mother-infant communication in primates, D. Maestripieri and J. Call; infant care in co-operatively breeding species, C.T. Snowdon.
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