Notes on the Elements of Behavioral Science

  • Doris Zumpe
  • Richard P. Michael

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 1-13
  3. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 15-35
  4. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 37-53
  5. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 55-66
  6. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 67-88
  7. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 89-98
  8. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 99-116
  9. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 117-129
  10. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 131-150
  11. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 151-169
  12. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 171-198
  13. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 199-219
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    Pages 221-236
  15. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 237-247
  16. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 249-263
  17. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
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  18. Doris Zumpe, Richard P. Michael
    Pages 289-311
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 313-346

About this book

Introduction

These notes are intended to help undergraduates who need to understand something of behavior both for its intrinsic interest and for their future careers in medicine, biology, psychology, anthropology, veterinary medicine, and nursing. In Emory University's Biology Department, a single-semester course called Evolutionary Perspectives on Behavior is given to undergraduates. It amounts to four, not eight months of study, so a great deal of compression is essential. There are several excellent textbooks available that deal with behavioral science from different perspectives, but we have found them too compendious for use in a short course when students are so heavily burdened; it is unsatisfactory to direct them to a chapter here and there in several different books or to this or that review article and original paper. In this volume, we have tried effectively and inexpensively to put in one place what we know is needed. The topics we have selected deal with their subjects in a simple, straightforward way without being too superficial. We could not cover everything and the gaps are not entirely idiosyncratic but reflect what students are given very well in other courses. Thus, there is no mention of the physiology of the axon and synapse; learning, memory, cognition, and basic genetics are hardly touched upon because students know about these matters from elsewhere.

Keywords

Syndrom assessment attention behavior physiology primates

Authors and affiliations

  • Doris Zumpe
    • 1
  • Richard P. Michael
    • 1
  1. 1.Emory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-1239-4
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5456-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1239-4
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