University of Stirling
Area of Study
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe module covers the causation, function, development and evolution of animal behaviour. Topics coveredinclude natural selection, inclusive fitness, group-living, individual differences (or personality), the evolution ofsex, sexual strategies, mating systems, and the evolution of intelligence and human cognition. Non-humanprimates are given special emphasis with reference to implications for humans. Students gain experience ofdesigning and conducting an observational study of animals.
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