Top five books for Animal Behaviour students


Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Life Sciences
Course: BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour
Category: Animal sciences

12 July 2019

As I complete my second year studying Animal Behaviour at ARU, here are some of the top books to look at to help you with your studies.

  1. Biomeasurement – Dawn Hawkins
  2. Animal Behaviour: an Evolutionary Approach – John Alcock
  3. Measuring behaviour: an Introductory Guide – Martin Bateson
  4. The Selfish Gene – Richard Dawkins
  5. The Age of Empathy: Nature's Lessons for a Kinder Society – Frans de Waal

Biomeasurement is the one which will be always with you to save up your time while you try to understand how SPSS (a program to analyse data) works. It has been written by Dawn who is also our excellent lecturer.

The second in the list is a general book that can guide you throughout your studies, helping you getting more info about the psychology of animals.

Once you start your research, you’ll probably need Measuring Behaviour, which explains most of the sampling and recording techniques.

The last two books are for general knowledge. Generally speaking, you won’t need to buy all of the suggested books since there are plenty of copies in the university library. Bonus.


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