Personality in Nonhuman Animals
This stimulating and comprehensive collection brings together multiple perspectives on the topic of personality in nonhuman animals—linking historical perspectives, theoretical approaches, methods, and cutting-edge discoveries. Experts from various fields describe their findings on species ranging from dogs, cats, chimpanzees, and dolphins to sharks, snakes, and other reptiles. Chapters not only discuss the evolution of personality, but also describe potential applications within the areas of animal-human interactions, animal ethics and welfare, conservation science, and other areas. A key focus is the role of genetics and the environment in determining animal behavior and personality, including related traits, such as creativity and boredom. These chapters present the study of personality in nonhumans as a means by which we can better understand medical and psychological issues specific to our own species as well.
· Exploring factor space (and other adventures) with the Hominoid Personality Questionnaire
· Personality, temperament and individuality in reptile behavior
· What do we want to know about personality in marine mammals?
· Individual differences in nonhuman animals: examining boredom, curiosity, and creativity
· The interplay between animal personality and foraging ecologyTaking significant steps in advancing the study of animal personality, Personality in Nonhuman Animals will engage personality psychologists, comparative psychologists, and behavior ecologists as well as conservationists, zookeepers, livestock managers, and all those interested in the brain and behavior of animals.
Table of Contents
i. Tribute to Stan Kuczaj
ii. Editor’s Note
Part I: Introduction
1. A History of Animal Personality
William Whitham & David A. Washburn
Part II. Models and Perspectives in the Study of Personality
2. Exploring Factor Space (and other Adventures) with the Hominoid Personality Questionnaire
3. The Interpersonal Circumplex: A Complementary Approach for Understanding Animal PersonalityVirgil Zeigler-Hill & Lauren Highfill
4. The quantitative and molecular genetics of individual differences in animal personality
Laine & van Oers
5. Personality from the perspective of behavioral ecology
Brommer & Class
III. Personality in Various Taxonomic Groups6. Feeling Fishy: Trait Differences in Zebrafish (Danio rerio)
Khan & Echevarria
7. Personality in elasmobranchs with special focus on sharks: early evidence, challenges and the future.
Finger, Dhellemmes & Guttridge
8. Personality, Temperament and Individuality in Reptile Behavior
Burghardt et al.
9. Personality in Swine
10. Personality in Dogs
11. Felid Personality and Its Implications
12. What do we want to know about personality in marine mammals?
Frick, de Vere & Kuczaj
Part IV. Applications of the Study of Nonhuman Personality
13. 13. Individual Differences in Nonhuman Animals: Examining Boredom, Curiosity, and Creativity
Lilley, Yeater & Kuczaj
14. 14. Phenotype Management: An Inclusive Framework for Supporting Individuals’ Contributions to Conservation Populations
Watters, Bremner-Harrison & Powell
15. 15. You are what you eat: the interplay between animal personality and foraging ecologyTroxell-Smith & Mella
16. 16. Applications of Research in Nonhuman Animal Personality
Loyer & Ha
“The content is likely to continue to be valuable for many years to come. ... this volume offers an outstanding insight into the subject of non-human animal personality. It is well-written and consistent in tone and pitch across the multiple contributors … . The level of detail makes the text perhaps better suited to a post-graduate and beyond audience, rather than an undergraduate one though the text is accessible so could be used by later stage undergraduates with appropriate guidance.” (Lisa M Collins, Animal Welfare, Vol. (29) 3, August, 2020)