PSYU9AK: Animal Behaviour

The module covers the causation, function, development and evolution of animal behaviour. Topics covered include natural selection, inclusive fitness, group-living, individual differences (or personality), the evolution of sex, sexual strategies, mating systems, and the evolution of intelligence and human cognition. Non-human primates are given special emphasis with reference to implications for humans. Students gain experience of designing and conducting an observational study of animals. 

Semester availability: Spring

Coordinator: Professor Hannah Buchanan-Smith

SCQF Credit: 20

SCQF Level: 10

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