Chapter 17 Self Quiz Summary

  Animal Personalities
  1. Different animals in a population may exhibit different behaviors; these can be analyzed by game theory models that treat individuals as pursuing different strategies.
  2. An example is the producers - game: some payoffs may yield a population of individuals with different personalities.
  3. One possible personality trait is boldness - , as reflected in the tendency to take risks.
  4. Risk-taking behavior such as predator inspection involves tradeoffs between and benefits for the individual.
  5. Other personality traits have been studied in hyenas and even such as octopuses.
  6. Personality is also reflected in alternative mating strategies such as and satellite males, as well as games such as the - scrounger game.
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