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Developmental Methods for Studying Social Learning

William Hoppitt and Kevin N. Laland

in Social Learning: An Introduction to Mechanisms, Methods, and Models

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150703
eISBN:
9781400846504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150703.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter describes developmental methods for studying social learning. Developmental approaches can be broadly divided into two types. The first type includes approaches that involve collecting ... More


Conserving a natural experiment

Anne E. Magurran

in Evolutionary Ecology: The Trinidadian Guppy

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198527855
eISBN:
9780191713576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527855.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The guppy raises three different classes of conservation issues. First, the species is a useful model for freshwater fish species — one of the most endangered vertebrate groups. Second, although ... More


Fear

Matthew R. Tinsley and Michael S. Fanselow

in The Behavior of the Laboratory Rat: A Handbook with Tests

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195162851
eISBN:
9780199863891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162851.003.0039
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Techniques

This chapter presents defensive behavior as a functional behavior system, describes the neural substrates of many of the various defensive behaviors described, and presents a model that integrates ... More


Phenotypic Engineering: A Long-Term Study Using Hormones to Study Life History Trade-Offs and Sexual Conflict

Nicole M. Gerlach and Ellen D. Ketterson

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

In natural systems, time and resources are finite and must be allocated between competing life history demands. Allocation is frequently mediated by the endocrine system, and study of the ... More


Genetics without Sex

Nathaniel Comfort

in The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169911
eISBN:
9780300188875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169911.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter explains that genetics without sex needs a sort of experimental synecdoche. In other words, the cells and molecules should come to stand for the entire person. By the middle of the last ... More


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