Miklosi's review is authoritative and exhaustive. (Current Biology)
Adam Miklosi's new book...will be a landmark contribution to the study of animal behaviour, evolution and cognition. (Current Biology)
This book is distinct in its approach to canine behaviour from a convergent evolutionary viewpoint, thus it is not directly comparable to any other book on canine behaviour and fills a unique need in the field of behavioural science. (DOODY'S Notes)
The 'must-reads' at the end of each chapter are a valuable guide to the literature, should the reader want to learn more. What makes this book especially valuable is that Miklosi reviews not only the very recent, but also the less recent literature. (Trends in Cognitive Science, Vol. 12. No.6)
Descripción del producto
Dog Behaviour, Evolution and Cognition starts with an overview of the conceptual and methodological issues associated with the study of the dog, followed by a brief description of their role in human society-almost a third of human families share their daily life with the dog! An evolutionary perspective is then introduced with a summary of current research into the process of domestication. The central part of the book is devoted to issues relating to the cognitive aspects of
behaviour which have received particular attention in recent years from both psychologists and ethologists. The book's final chapters introduce the reader to many novel approaches to dog behaviour, set in the context of behavioural development and genetics.
Directions for future research are highlighted throughout the text which also incorporates links to human and primate research by drawing on homologies and analogies in both evolution and behaviour. The book will therefore be of relevance and use to anyone with an interest in behavioural ecology including graduate students of animal behaviour and cognition, as well as a more general audience of dog enthusiasts, biologists, psychologists and sociologists.