By John M. Pearce
Animal studying and Cognition: An Introduction offers an updated evaluation of the primary findings from greater than a century of study into animal intelligence. This new version has been improved to take account of the various interesting advancements that experience occurred over the final ten years.
The booklet opens with a old survey of the tools which have been used to check animal intelligence, and follows by way of summarizing the contribution made by way of studying techniques to clever habit. themes comprise Pavlovian and instrumental conditioning, discrimination studying, and categorization. the rest of the booklet makes a speciality of animal cognition and covers such themes as reminiscence, navigation, social studying, language and conversation, and data illustration. extended 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 controversy approximately even if primates are conscious of psychological states in themselves and others. matters 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 booklet guarantees that it'll be of curiosity to scholars of psychology, biology, zoology, and neuroscience. considering that little or no historical past wisdom is needed, the publication should be of equivalent worth 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 ebook as their text. They contain 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.