NOTICE Notice: This is an old thread. The last post was 2303 days ago. If your post is not directly related to this discussion please consider making a new thread.
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: The Behavior of Communicating: An Ethological Approach

  1. #1
    sarlo518's Avatar
    Silver Member


    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Work
    Pre-Veterinary
    Country
    Malta
    Gender
    Male
    Total Posts
    274
    Rep Power
    2001
    Total thanks received
    14,125
    Thanks for this post
    44
    Pre-Veterinary I'm from Malta

    Post The Behavior of Communicating: An Ethological Approach

    The Behavior of Communicating: An Ethological Approach


    The Behavior of Communicating: An Ethological Approach Summary:</STRONG>



    By W. John Smith
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Number Of Pages: 560
    • Publication Date: 1977-12-12
    • ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0674064666
    • ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780674064669
    Product Description:
    In this book, W. John Smith enlarges ethology's perspective on communication and takes it in new directions. Traditionally, ethological analysis has focused on the motivational states of displaying animals: What makes the bird sing, the cat lash its tail, the bee dance? The Behavior of Communicating emphasizes messages. It seeks to answer questions about the information shared by animals through their displays: What information is made available to a bird by its neighbor's song, to a cat by its opponent's gesture, to a bee by its hivemate's dancing? What information is extracted from sources contextual to these displays? How are the responses to displays adaptive for recipients and senders? What evolutionary processes and constraints underlie observed patterns of animal communication?
    Smith's approach is deeply rooted in the ethological tradition of naturalistic observations. Detailed analysis of observed displays and display repertoires illuminates the theoretical discussion that forms the core of the book. A taxonomy and interpretative analysis of messages made available through formalized display behavior are also developed. Smith shows that virtually all subhuman animal displays may be interpreted as transmitting messages about the communicator--not the environment--and, more specifically, that messages indicate the kinds of behavior the displaying animal may choose to perform. The most widespread behavioral messages are surprisingly general, even banal, in character; yet they make public information that is not readily available from other sources and that would otherwise be essentially private to the communicator. Taken along with information from sources contextual to the displays, the messages made available may permit responses that are markedly specific. By taking advantage of contextual specificity, a species expands the capacity of its display behavior to be functional in numerous and diverse circumstances.
    After developing the concept of messages and discussing their forms, the responses made to them, and the functions engendered, Smith turns to the evolution of display behavior--the ways in which acts become specialized for communication and the nature of the evolutionary constraints affecting the ultimate forms of displays. He revises the traditional ethological concept of displays, and in a final chapter develops the further concept of formalized interactions. Here he extends the discussion to formal patterns of behavior that, unlike displays, are beyond the capabilities of individual performers. Human nonverbal communication, which is considered from time to time throughout the book, provides the richest examples of communication flexibly structured at this level of complexity.

    Download Link

    Hidden contents (Our Amazon affiliate links)
    You must click 'Thank You' before you can see the data contained here. You can purchase this item from Amazon with discount through our amazon affiliate link.
    BUT You DONOT have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Please Register to see contents.
    Hidden contents (Our Amazon affiliate links)
    You must click 'Thank You' before you can see the data contained here. You can purchase this item from Amazon with discount through our amazon affiliate link.
    BUT You DONOT have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Please Register to see contents.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote
    Thanks

  2. #2
    aedcy's Avatar
    Junior Member


    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Work
    Pre-Veterinary
    Country
    Peru
    Gender
    Female
    Total Posts
    31
    Rep Power
    0
    Total thanks received
    1,455
    Thanks for this post
    26
    Pre-Veterinary I'm from Peru

    Default

    link from uploading.
    Hidden contents (Our Amazon affiliate links)
    You must click 'Thank You' before you can see the data contained here. You can purchase this item from Amazon with discount through our amazon affiliate link.
    BUT You DONOT have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Please Register to see contents.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote
    Thanks

  3. #3
    aedcy's Avatar
    Junior Member


    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Work
    Pre-Veterinary
    Country
    Peru
    Gender
    Female
    Total Posts
    31
    Rep Power
    0
    Total thanks received
    1,455
    Thanks for this post
    21
    Pre-Veterinary I'm from Peru

    Default

    from megaupload
    Hidden contents (Our Amazon affiliate links)
    You must click 'Thank You' before you can see the data contained here. You can purchase this item from Amazon with discount through our amazon affiliate link.
    BUT You DONOT have sufficient rights to see the hidden data contained here.
    Please Register to see contents.
    Reply With Quote Reply With Quote
    Thanks

Similar Threads

  1. Fish Locomotion: An Eco-ethological Perspective
    By Micotil in forum AquaCulture & Fish eBooks
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 9th March 2012, 06:12 PM
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25th May 2011, 12:02 PM
  3. Vetsymposium for Free - Communicating With Owners of Diabetic Pets
    By Radek in forum Veterinary Videos Links & Discussions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 13th April 2011, 10:34 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 24th March 2010, 05:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •