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How does your dog see? Is it the same as what you see?
Why does your cat behave the way it does?
Ever wondered how animals communicate?


These types of questions are uncovered in this fascinating book about Animal Psychology.

Psychologists like to study animals to reflect on human psychology and behaviour, but more than that, the study of animal psychology also helps you understand the animals in your life - be that domesticated or wild.

Different animals have different qualities, behaviours, and natures... why?
Learn this and more.

This is a book for pet owners, farmers, zookeepers, zoo keepers, conservation officers, students, or anyone with an interest in, or passion for animals.

With 105 pages and 69 colour photographs, Animal Psychology is a must read for animal enthusiasts who have always wanted to know what makes animals tick.



Contents

PREFACE

Why do we need to understand animals?
Practical applications of understanding animal behaviour
Ethics

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Interpreting animal behaviour
Descriptions of animal behaviour
Factors that influence behaviour

CHAPTER 2 ANIMAL PERCEPTION & COGNITION
Introduction
Perception
Sight
Hearing
Smell
Taste
Touch
Dexterity
Cognition

CHAPTER 3 INNATE OR NATIVE BEHAVIOURS
Innate behaviours
Instincts
Fixed action patterns
Innate releasing mechanisms
Ritualised behaviours
Maturation
Other eating and drinking adaptations
Mode of feeding classification
Orientation
Locomotion
Biological rhythms
Sexual behaviour
Reproduction

CHAPTER 4 HOW ANIMALS LEARN
What is the point of learning?
Types of animal learning
Environment and learning
How instincts & learnt behaviour are related
Animal attachments
Animal parenting

CHAPTER 5 SPECIFIC TYPES OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Mating
Social behaviour
Dominance
Territoriality
Aggression

CHAPTER 6 HOW ANIMALS COMMUNICATE
Introduction
What is communication?
Types of animal communication
Do animals understand human language?
How animals communicate

CHAPTER 7 ANIMAL MENTALITY
Animal intelligence
Animal emotion
Animal psychopathology

CHAPTER 8 MANAGING ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Our need to manage animal behaviour
Why do we domesticate animals?
Canines - managing their behaviour
Felines - domestic and wild cats
Equines - training horses
Cattle
Training wild animals in captive environments

APPENDIX


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