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Selection and Evolutionary Explanations for the Maintenance of Personality Differences

Denis Réale and Niels J. Dingemanse

in The Evolution of Personality and Individual Differences

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195372090
eISBN:
9780199893485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372090.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the potential benefit of using the selectionist approach to study human and animal personality traits. It first briefly introduces the selectionist approach, describes the ... More


Animal Personality and Investment in Reproduction: Hermit Crabs and Other Crustaceans as Model Organisms

Mark Briffa

in Reproductive Biology: The Natural History of the Crustacea, Volume 6

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190688554
eISBN:
9780197538272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190688554.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Aquatic Biology

Animal personality has been demonstrated in a wide range of taxa, including crustaceans. This chapter defines personality as consistent variation in behavior among individuals. It describes related ... More


Personality and social network analysis in animals

Alexander D. M. Wilson and Jens Krause

in Animal Social Networks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199679041
eISBN:
9780191794094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679041.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Over the last decade, the study of consistent individual-level differences in behaviour, or animal personality, has become a subject of significant research growth. This ongoing interest in ... More


Individual behaviour: behavioural ecology meets quantitative genetics

Niels J. Dingemanse and Ned A. Dochtermann

in Quantitative Genetics in the Wild

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199674237
eISBN:
9780191779275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674237.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ecology

Emerging interest on the part of behavioural ecologists into the causes and consequences of individually repeatable behaviour substantially crosses over methodology and theory well developed in the ... More


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