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Bateson, P. P. G. (Paul Patrick Gordon) 1938-2017

Works: 113 works in 558 publications in 3 languages and 11,859 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, edc, Author of introduction, Creator, htt
Classifications: QL751, 591.51
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Most widely held works by P. P. G Bateson
Measuring behaviour : an introductory guide by Paul Martin( Book )

101 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new edition of Measuring Behaviour is a guide to the principles and methods of quantitative studies of behaviour, with an emphasis on techniques of direct recording and analysis. All sections have been updated, the sections on statistical analysis and research design have been greatly expanded. Those attempting to measure behaviour for the first time are often appalled by the apparent difficulty of the job. Measuring behaviour is a skill, but one which can be mastered given some basic knowledge. The purpose of this book is to provide that basic knowledge in a succinct and easily understood form. Aimed primarily at undergraduate and graduate students in biology and psychology who are about to embark upon behavioural research projects, this book provides a concise review of methodology that will also be of great value to professional scientists of all disciplines in which behaviour is measured. Principles and techniques are explained clearly in simple and concise language. -- from back cover
The Domestic cat : the biology of its behaviour by Cats '86: the Behaviour and Ecology of the Domestic Cat( Book )

39 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most commonly kept domestic animal in the developed world, the cat has been a part of human life for thousands of years. Cats have been both worshipped and persecuted over this long period - either loved or hated for their enigmatic self-reliance and the subject of numerous myths and fables. Highlighting startling discoveries made over the last ten years, this new edition features contributions from experts in a wide range of fields, providing authoritative accounts of the behaviour of cats and how they interact with people. Thoroughly revised and updated to include information on the basic features of cat development and social life, the history of their relations with humans, health and welfare problems, and the breeding of cats for sale and for show. It is intended for all those, whether specialist or general reader, who love or are simply intrigued by these fascinating animals
Play, playfulness, creativity and innovation by P. P. G Bateson( )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What role does playful behaviour and playful thought take in animal and human development? How does play relate to creativity and, in turn, to innovation? Unravelling the different meanings of 'play', this book focuses on non-aggressive playful play. The authors emphasise its significance for development and evolution, before examining the importance of playfulness in creativity. This discussion sheds new light on the links between creativity and innovation, distinguishing between the generation of novel behaviour and ideas on the one hand, and the implementation of these novelties on the other. The authors then turn to the role of play in the development of the child and to parallels between play, humour and dreaming, along with the altered states of consciousness generated by some psychoactive drugs. A final chapter looks forward to future research and to what remains to be discovered in this fascinating and important field"--
Plasticity, Robustness, Development and Evolution by P. P. G Bateson( )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do we understand and explain the apparent dichotomy between plasticity and robustness in the context of development? Can we identify these complex processes without resorting to 'either/or' solutions? Written by two leaders in the field, this is the first book to fully unravel the complexity of the subject, explaining that the epigenetic processes generating plasticity and robustness are in fact deeply intertwined. It identifies the different mechanisms that generate robustness and the various forms of plasticity, before considering the functional significance of the integrated mechanisms and how the component processes might have evolved. Finally, it highlights the ways in which epigenetic mechanisms could be instrumental in driving evolutionary change. Essential reading for biologists and psychologists interested in epigenetics and evolution, this book is also a valuable resource for biological anthropologists, sociobiologists, child psychologists and paediatricians"--
Behaviour, development and evolution by P. P. G Bateson( )

11 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The role of parents in shaping the characters of their children, the causes of violence and crime, and the roots of personal unhappiness are central to humanity. Like so many fundamental questions about human existence, these issues all relate to behavioural development. In this lucid and accessible book, eminent biologist Professor Sir Patrick Bateson suggests that the nature/nurture dichotomy we often use to think about questions of development in both humans and animals is misleading. Instead, he argues that we should pay attention to whole systems, rather than to simple causes, when trying to understand the complexity of development. In his wide-ranging approach Bateson discusses why so much behaviour appears to be well-designed. He explores issues such as 'imprinting' and its importance to the attachment of offspring to their parents; the mutual benefits that characterise communication between parent and offspring; the importance of play in learning how to choose and control the optimal conditions in which to thrive; and the vital function of adaptability in the interplay between development and evolution. Bateson disputes the idea that a simple link can be found between genetics and behaviour. What an individual human or animal does in its life depends on the reciprocal nature of its relationships with the world about it. This knowledge also points to ways in which an animal's own behaviour can provide the variation that influences the subsequent course of evolution. This has relevance not only for our scientific approaches to the systems of development and evolution, but also on how humans change institutional rules that have become dysfunctional, or design public health measures when mismatches occur between themselves and their environments. It affects how we think about ourselves and our own capacity for change."--Publisher's website
Mate choice( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together modern thinking on the various functions of mate choice and its role in evolution. The ways in which finely tuned preferences for a particular member of the opposite sex develop are described, as is the importance of compatibility between mates in long-lived species
Growing points in ethology : based on a conference sponsored by St. John's College and King's College, Cambridge by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

22 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( )

in English and Undetermined and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ontogeny of vertebrate behavior by Howard Moltz( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ontogeny of Vertebrate Behavior
Design for a life : how behavior and personality develop by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development and integration of behaviour : essays in honour of Robert Hinde( Book )

12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

24 editions published between 1973 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of ethology, most of the major developments were in the realm of ideas and in the framework in which animal behavior was studied. Much of the evidence was anecdotal, much of the thinking intuitive. As the subject developed, theories had to be tested, language had to become more public than it had been, and quantitative descriptions had to replace the preliminary qualitative accounts. That is the way a science develops; hard­ headed analysis follows soft-headed synthesis. There are limits, though, to the usefulness of this trend. The requirement to be quantitative can mean that easy measures are chosen at the expense of representing the complexly patterned nature of a phenomenon. All too easily the process of data collec­ tion becomes a trivial exercise in describing the obvious or the irrelevant. Editors and their referees require authors to maintain high standards of evidence and avoid undue speculation-in short, to maintain professional respectability. In the main, this process is admirable and necessary, but somewhere along the line perspective is lost and a body of knowledge, with all the preconceptions and intellectual baggage that comes with it, becomes formally established. New ideas are treated as though they were subversive agents-as indeed they often are
Perspectives in ethology( Book )

6 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in Undetermined and English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology by P. P. G Bateson( )

13 editions published between 1973 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the preface to the first volume of this series we set out our aims, which were to encourage fresh perspectives in ethology and provide a forum for new ideas. We still feel that in the perfectly proper search for high stan­ dards of evidence, methodology has tended to remain the master rather than the servant of most aspects of ethological work. It is easy for us all to forget that the kinds of data we collect are largely determined by the kinds of questions we ask. Even an ethologist with the professed goal of providing a straightforward account of behavior must incorporate into his or her descriptions a great many assumptions about the organization of that be­ havior. Inevitably some facets of what went on will have been selected at the expense of others. This is sometimes done, for example, in the service of a theory that the fundamental unit for description is the fixed action pattern. Our point is not that constraints on the collection of data are bad but that the theory which gives rise to the selection of evidence should not be neglected. In the first volume, the choice of topics and authors was based upon our views about the exciting or developing issues in ethology. This volume represents a more opportunistic approach: the articles were selected from among the many offered to us as best conforming to our aims. Neverthe­ less, certain themes do emerge
Perspectives in ethology( )

15 editions published between 1521 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advantages of diversity( Book )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology( )

14 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alternatives( )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives in ethology by P. P. G Bateson( )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When we began this series we wanted to encourage imaginative thinking among ethologists and those working in related fields. By the time we had reached Volume 3, we were advised by our publishers to give each volume a theme. Although we accepted the advice, it ran somewhat counter to our own wish to give our authors full rein. It also meant that we could not accept submitted manuscripts if they lay too far outside the topic for the next volume. We did, however, cheat a little, and faithful followers of the series will have noticed that some of the contributions were not exactly on the stated theme. Anyway, our publishers have now agreed that we can make honest people of ourselves by once again ac­ cepting a broad range of manuscripts for any volume. We shall also solicit manuscripts on particular topics that seem to be timely and appropriate, and each volume will continue to have a subtitle that relates to the theme of the majority of the papers in the volume. We hope that with our more permissive policy now explicit, potential contributors will feel encouraged to submit manuscripts to either of us at the addresses given at the end of this Preface. When planning the present volume, we wanted our contributors to build bridges between studies of behavior and the neurosciences. In recent years, the majority of people working on behavior seem to have been exclusively concerned with functional and evolutionary approaches
Social behavior by P. P. G Bateson( Book )

6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociobiology is the play of the season. Its success is mellsured by its immense popularity and perhaps by the controversy it has generated as well. Unfortunately, neither its popularity nor the resulting controversy seems likely to assure progress toward understanding sociobiological issues. The play has too many actors and, it seems, the casting has been poor; the players are unable to maintain their roles. At center stage, of course, is E.O. Wilson and his monumental opus Sociobiology. 1 In the wings, and making periodic entrances, are an assortƯ ment of brilliant, committed, and aggressive adversaries. On cue, one of them steps out and decries the self-fulfilling nature of sociobiological prophesies. The arguments of the adversaries are varied. They warn that if all nonhuman primate societies tolerate aggression and man is also a priƯ mate, then aggression may come to be considered "normal" and therefore acceptable. Their dire warnings may also have real impact on policy, alterƯ ing, for example, a research program intended to examine longitudinally the relation between a supernumerary chromosome and certain behavioral disorders. The rationale is that since the afflicted infants would have to be identified and the study obviously does assume that psychopathology is linked to the chromosome aberration, the attitudes of the child's parents could well contribute to abnormal behavior that might otherwise not appear
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Measuring behaviour : an introductory guide
The Domestic cat : the biology of its behaviourPlasticity, Robustness, Development and EvolutionMate choiceGrowing points in ethology : based on a conference sponsored by St. John's College and King's College, CambridgeDesign for a life : how behavior and personality developThe development and integration of behaviour : essays in honour of Robert HindePerspectives in ethologyPerspectives in ethology
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