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
Why do we need to understand animals?
Practical applications of understanding animal behaviour
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
Interpreting animal behaviour
Descriptions of animal behaviour
Factors that influence behaviour
CHAPTER 2 ANIMAL PERCEPTION & COGNITION
CHAPTER 3 INNATE OR NATIVE BEHAVIOURS
Fixed action patterns
Innate releasing mechanisms
Other eating and drinking adaptations
Mode of feeding classification
CHAPTER 4 HOW ANIMALS LEARN
What is the point of learning?
Types of animal learning
Environment and learning
How instincts & learnt behaviour are related
CHAPTER 5 SPECIFIC TYPES OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR
CHAPTER 6 HOW ANIMALS COMMUNICATE
What is communication?
Types of animal communication
Do animals understand human language?
How animals communicate
CHAPTER 7 ANIMAL MENTALITY
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
Training wild animals in captive environments
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