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It is a common mistake for pet owners to think of their dog or cat as being a member of the family and thinking just like the human members do. Dogs have thought patterns that are different to humans, as do horses, cats, and even primates. Dealing with animals in the wild, on a farm, or as a pet; requires an appropriate appreciation for such differences.

The Animal Psychology ebook by John Mason and Staff of ACS Distance Education has 105 pages and 69 colour photographs is a wonderfully insightful read for any animal lover.

Book 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




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