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Personalities in a Comparative Perspective: What Do Human Psychologists Glean from Animal Personality Studies?

Samuel D. Gosling and Pranjal H. Mehta

in Animal Personalities: Behavior, Physiology, and Evolution

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922058
eISBN:
9780226922065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Behavior / Behavioral Ecology

This chapter discusses the benefits of animal personality studies for understanding human personality. It first reviews animal personality studies across different species and then illustrates the ... More


Evolutionary Perspectives on Social Cognition

Thomas Bugnyar, Robert Boyd, Benjamin Bossan, Simon Gächter, Thomas Griffiths, Peter Hammerstein, Keith Jensen, Thomas Mussweiler, Rosemarie Nagel, and Felix Warneken

in Evolution and the Mechanisms of Decision Making

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018081
eISBN:
9780262306027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018081.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Game theory provides a useful framework for conceptualizing social decisions in which one person’s behavior affects outcomes that matter to other individuals. Game theory can also help us understand ... More


Cultural Transmission in Dispersing Primates

Lydia V. Luncz and Erica Van De

in Chimpanzees in Context: A Comparative Perspective on Chimpanzee Behavior, Cognition, Conservation, and Welfare

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226727844
eISBN:
9780226728032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226728032.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The study of culture in wild animals has received increasing attention of researchers from different disciplines and has evolved from studying differences across groups to identifying underlying ... More


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