Foundations of Animal Behavior: Classic Papers with Commentaries
edited by Lynne D. Houck and Lee C. Drickamer
University of Chicago Press, 1996
Cloth: 978-0-226-35456-9 | Paper: 978-0-226-35457-6
Library of Congress Classification QL751.6.F66 1996
Dewey Decimal Classification 591.51

Beginning with Darwin's work in the 1870s, Foundations of Animal Behavior selects the most important works from the discipline's first hundred years—forty-four classic papers—and presents them in facsimile, tracing the development of the field. These papers are classics because they either founded a line of investigation, established a basic method, or provided a new approach to an important research question.

The papers are divided into six sections, each introduced by prominent researchers. Sections one and two cover the origins and history of the field and the emergence of basic methods and approaches. They provide a background for sections three through six, which focus on development and learning; neural and hormonal mechanisms of behavior; sensory processes, orientation, and communication; and the evolution of behavior.

This outstanding collection will serve as the basis for undergraduate and graduate seminars and as a reference for researchers in animal behavior, whether they focus on ethology, behavioral ecology, comparative psychology, or anthropology.

Published in association with the Animal Behavior Society

    Introduction by Lynne D. Houck and Lee C. Drickamer
    Pt. 1: Historical Origins: The Making of a Science
    Bennett G. Galef, Jr
    1: Instinct
    Charles Darwin
    2: Introduction
    George C. Romanes
    3: Introduction
    E. L. Thorndike
    4: What is behaviorism?
    J. B. Watson
    Pt. 2: The Emerging Science: Defining the Goals, Approaches, and Methods
    Lee C. Drickamer, Charles T. Snowdon.
    5: A critique of Konrad Lorenz's theory of instinctive behavior
    Daniel S. Lehrman
    6: On aims and methods of ethology
    Niko Tinbergen
    7: Ethological units of behavior
    George W. Barlow
    8: Describing sequences of behavior
    Peter J. B. Slater
    9: Observational study of behavior: sampling methods
    Jeanne Altmann
    10: A quantitative comparison of the behaviour of a wild and caged baboon group
    Thelma E. Rowell
    11: Comparative methods and the concept of homology in the study of behaviour
    G. P. Baerends
    12: Scala naturae: Why there is no theory in comparative psychology
    William Hodos, C. B. G. Campbell.
    Pt. 3: Development and Learning: Genetic Influences, Learning, and Instinct
    Charles T. Snowdon
    13: Appetites and aversions as constituents of instincts
    14: Culturally transmitted patterns of vocal behavior in sparrows
    Peter Marler, Miwako Tamura.
    15: Prenatal behavior of birds
    Gilbert Gottlieb
    16: A gene mutation which changes a behavior pattern
    Margaret Bastock
    17: Genetic control of the neuronal network generating cricket song patterns
    David R. Bentley, Ronald R. Hoy.
    18: Experimental studies of mimicry in some North American Butterflies, Part 1: The monarch, Danaus plexippus, and viceroy, Limenitis archippus, archippus
    Jane Van Zandt Brower
    19: Relation of cue to consequence in avoidance learning
    John Garcia, Robert A. Koelling.
    20: Affectional responses in the infant monkey
    Harry F. Harlow, Robert R. Zimmermann.
    Part. 4: Neural and Hormonal Mechanisms of Behavior: Physiological Causes and Consequences
    Elizabeth Adkins-Regan
    21: The hierarchical organization of nervous mechanisms underlying instinctive behaviour
    Niko Tinbergen
    22: Relations between the central nervous system and the peripheral organs
    E. von Holst
    23: Exogenous and endogenous components in circadian rhythms
    Jurgen Aschoff
    24: Menstrual synchrony and suppression
    Martha K. McClintock
    25: Interaction between internal and external environments in the regulation of the reproductive cycle of the ring dove
    Daniel S. Lehrman
    26: Effects of different concentrations of androgen upon sexual behavior in castrated male rats
    Frank A. Beach, A. Marie Holz-Tucker.
    27: Organizing action of prenatally administered testosterone propionate on the tissues mediating mating behavior in the female guinea pig
    Charles H. Phoenix, Robert W. Goy, Arnold A. Gerrall, William C. Young.
    28: Hunger in the blowfly
    Vincent G. Dethier, Dietrich Bodenstein.
    29: Energy models of motivation
    R. A. Hinde
    Pt. 5: Sensory Processes, Orientation, and Communication: Biology of the Umwelt
    Fred C. Dyer, H. Jane Brockmann.
    30: The "language" and orientation of the honey bee
    Karl von Frisch, Martin Lindauer.
    31: The sensory basis of obstacle avoidance by flying bats
    Donald R. Griffin, Robert Galambos.
    32: The detection and evasion of bats by moths
    Kenneth D. Roeder, Asher E. Treat.
    33: Guideposts of migrating fishes
    Arthur D. Hasler
    34: Chemical communication among animals
    Edward O. Wilson, William H. Bossert.
    35: Bird migration: influence of physiological state upon celestial orientation
    Stephen T. Emlen
    36: The logical analysis of animal communication
    Peter Marler
    Pt. 6: Evolution of Behavior: Approaches to Studying Behavioral Change
    Stevan J. Arnold, H. Jane Brockmann.
    37: Comparative studies of the motor patterns of Anatinae (1941), translated by Robert Martin, in Studies in Animal and Human Behavior, vol. 2, pp. 14-18, 106-14
    Konrad Lorenz
    38: The evolution of prey-carrying mechanisms in w

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