Animal Cognition: Evolution, Behavior and Cognition

Paperback | September 27, 2013

byClive D.l. Wynne, Monique A. R. Udell

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Can animals think? How do pigeons find their way home? Do dogs feel guilt?

Exploring animal behavior and intelligence, this second edition of the popular book Animal Cognition investigates these questions and more. With a wealth of fascinating case studies, it covers all the key topics, from communication to navigation, with reference to the very latest research.

Featuring over a hundred illustrations, the second edition also includes new 'Focus on the data' boxes to explore the scientific foundation of theories and debates.

This student-focused text is the ideal introduction to animal cognition, perfect both for those new to the subject and for anybody looking to extend their knowledge, and for everyone else who is interested in exploring the unbelievable capacity of animal intelligence.

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Can animals think? How do pigeons find their way home? Do dogs feel guilt?Exploring animal behavior and intelligence, this second edition of the popular book Animal Cognition investigates these questions and more. With a wealth of fascinating case studies, it covers all the key topics, from communication to navigation, with reference t...

Clive Wynne is Professor in Psychology at the University of Florida, USA, where he directs the Canine Cognition and Behavior laboratory. He is also research director at Wolf Park in Indiana. Monique Udell is Assistant Professor of Animal Sciences at Oregon State University, USA. She has a special interest in the role of experience and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 8.41 × 6.17 × 0.81 inPublished:September 27, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230294235

ISBN - 13:9780230294233

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Table of Contents

1. Evolution, Adaptation, Cognition and Behavior: An Introduction
2. Other Ways of Seeing the World
3. Concept Formation
4. Time and Number
5. Cause and Effect
6. Reasoning
7. Navigation
8. Social Cognition and Self Awareness
9. Social Learning
10. Remembering
11. Animal Communication in the Wild
12. Language
13. Conclusions and Comparisons

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Praise for the first edition: "This book communicates the intriguing facts about animal cognition, and how fascinating it can be to investigate animal minds, without talking down to the reader, exaggerating animals' mental capacities, or implying that outstanding questions have been answered...A very unusual combination." - Professor Cecilia Heyes, University College London, UK"Wynne writes clearly, engages the reader well, and gives lots of examples and anecdotes but does not sacrifice rigour." - Professor Michael Corballis, University of Auckland, New Zealand"Extremely readable, particularly for undergraduates...the first book of its kind that is well-suited for an advanced undergraduate course rather than for a graduate course." - Professor Tom Zentall, University of Kentucky, USA"An excellent introduction to animal cognition...Coverage is impressively thorough...Wynne has a delightfully engaging, informal style. It is clear that the author enjoys what he is writing about, and this enjoyment is readily conveyed to the reader." - Professor John Pearce, Cardiff University, UK "There are several books on animal cognition, so how does this one stand out? It clearly uses an experimental psychology approach to animal thinking and, despite the addition of evolution in the subtitle, it is mostly evolutionary based." - Choice