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Author Gottlieb, Gilbert, 1929-2006.

Title Synthesizing nature-nurture : prenatal roots of instinctive behavior / Gilbert Gottlieb
Published Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1997


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 187 pages) : illustrations
Series John M. MacEachran memorial lecture series ; 1996
John M. MacEachran memorial lecture series ; 1996.
Contents Ch. 1. Formulating Probabilistic Epigenesis -- Ch. 2. Preliminaries to an Explicit Experimental Demonstration of Probabilistic Epigenesis -- Ch. 3. Experimental Demonstration of Probabilistic Epigenesis (in Two Parts) -- Ch. 4. Perceptual Capabilities of Mallard Duck Embryos: Clarifying the Role of Experience -- Ch. 5. Experimental Demonstration of Probabilistic Epigenesis in Wood Ducklings -- Ch. 6. Experiential Canalization of Species-Specific Behavior -- Ch. 7. Modifiability of Species-Specific Behavior -- Ch. 8. Evolution of Probabilistic Epigenesis: History and Current Status of a Developmental-Psychobiological Systems Viewpoint -- Ch. 9. Toward a New Developmental and Evolutionary Synthesis
Summary This volume provides a primarily nontechnical summary of experimental and theoretical work conducted over the course of 35 years which resulted in a developmental framework capable of integrating causal influences at the genetic, neural, behavioral, and ecological levels of analysis. It describes novel solutions to the nature-nurture problem at both the empirical and theoretical levels. Following field observations, laboratory experiments led to the discovery of the nonobvious prenatal experiential basis of instinctive behavior in two species--ground-nesting mallard ducklings and hole-nesting
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-178) and indexes
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Subject Mallard -- Behavior
Nature and nurture.
Animal behavior.
Developmental biology.
Behavior genetics.
Behavior, Animal
Developmental Biology
Genetics, Behavioral
NATURE -- Animals -- Birds.
NATURE -- Birdwatching Guides.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Ornithology.
Developmental biology
Behavior genetics
Animal behavior
Mallard -- Behavior
Nature and nurture
Instinktives Verhalten
Prenatale ontwikkeling.
Erfelijkheid en omgeving.
Instinctief gedrag.
77.51 animal psychology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 96050907
ISBN 9781317778585