By John M. Pearce
Animal studying and Cognition: An Introduction presents an updated overview of the crucial findings from greater than a century of study into animal intelligence. This new version has been multiplied to take account of the various fascinating advancements that experience occurred over the final ten years.
The ebook opens with a old survey of the equipment which were used to check animal intelligence, and follows via summarizing the contribution made by way of studying strategies to clever habit. issues contain Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, discrimination studying, and categorization. the rest of the booklet makes a speciality of animal cognition and covers such subject matters as reminiscence, navigation, social studying, language and communique, and data illustration. accelerated components contain extinction (to which a complete 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 during the ebook are reviewed in a concluding bankruptcy that examines how intelligence is shipped in the course of the animal kingdom.
The broad spectrum of themes lined during this e-book guarantees that it'll be of curiosity to scholars of psychology, biology, zoology, and neuroscience. considering little or no historical past wisdom is needed, the e-book may be of equivalent worth to someone easily drawn to both animal intelligence, or the animal origins of human intelligence.
This textbook is observed by online teacher assets which are for free to departments who undertake this booklet as their text. They comprise chapter-by-chapter lecture slides, an interactive chapter-by-chapter multiple-choice query attempt financial institution, and multiple-choice questions in paper and pen format.