Are animals intelligent? How do they learn to solve everyday survival problems? Can they be intentionally deceptive? The investigation of animal behavior is an important and fascinating aspect of comparative psychology. Firstly the evolutionary explanations of animal behavior are discussed, including the biological explanations of apparent altruism. Secondly the nature of classical and operant conditioning in animal behavior is considered and finally the role of social learning in animals is investigated. Real-life examples are used throughout the book to illustrate the arguments presented. "Determinants of Animal Behaviour" is an ideal introductory text to the subject, full of real-life examples and both traditional and cutting-edge research. It will be of interest to all students new to comparative psychology and highly accessible to anyone wishing to know more about the diversity and ingenuity of animal behavior.