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Animal PersonalitiesBehavior, Physiology, and Evolution$
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Claudio Carere and Dario Maestripieri

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226922058

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226922065.001.0001

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Ontogeny of Stable Individual Differences

Ontogeny of Stable Individual Differences

Gene, Environment, and Epigenetic Mechanisms

(p.278) (p.279) 10 Ontogeny of Stable Individual Differences
Animal Personalities

James P. Curley

Igor Branchi

University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses the mechanisms through which stable individual differences in neurobiology and behavior emerge during development, which include mother–offspring interactions, and peer interaction and communal nesting. The interaction between genes and environment in shaping behavioral responses is also discussed. Finally, the chapter describes the epigenetic routes of environmental influence on development.

Keywords:   neurobiology, behavior, mother–offspring interactions, peer interaction, communal nesting, development

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