Personality traits in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus, L.)

Šlipogor, Vedrana (2012) Personality traits in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus, L.). Diploma thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

Animal personalities are defined as consistent individual differences in sets of correlated behaviours across the same or different contexts or situations. Although personalities have a long history of research in humans, the topic of personalities in animals has in recent years received considerable scientific interest from a wide range of disciplines in biology: animal behaviour, ecology, development, neuroendocrinology, genetics and evolution, and has been studied in a variety of species. This interest may be attributed to a notion that different behaviours, when correlated, might share a common proximate mechanism, so they might not evolve independently from each other, but instead evolve together. Thus, this concept could have major implications on our understanding of the evolutionary processes, specifically its ultimate mechanisms, such as natural selection and the maintenance of unique personalities in populations and species. Also, this concept could give us insight into why each and every one of us has individual reactions to the same stimuli, and a unique personality.

Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
Keywords: individual differences, bihevioural syndromes, primates, cognitive biology, animal behaviour
Supervisor: Bugnyar, Thomas
Co-supervisor: Tadić, Zoran
Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 63
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Grozdana Sirotic
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 12:50
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2014 12:50
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2175

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