Animal Behavior 1

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20 Questions - Developed by: Elizabeth Roberts - Developed on: - 822 taken

  • 1
    Innate behavior is a result of vertical learning.
  • 2
    Natural selection is the result of passing on the most genes to the next generation.
  • 3
    An example of Operant Conditioning would be Pavlov's experiments with the combination light/bell and food.
  • 4
    The four types of Ethology are:
    1. Mechanism/Causation
    2. Development
    3. Survival Value/Function
    4. Evolutionary History
  • 5
    Tinbergen was famous for his work with geese imprinting.
  • 6
    Lorenz was famous for his work on the communication in honeybees.
  • 7
    Watching is taking in all the details, while observing is merely seeing the obvious things.
  • 8
    Field Sequence sampling is a catalog of possible behaviors that are then recorded in the order they occur.
  • 9
    Instantaneous sampling occurs with more than one animal at a time.
  • 10
    Ad libitum sampling is done in a short amount of time in which behaviors are recorded with either a 1 or a 0.
  • 11
    Artificial selection is when outside forces, such as nature, influence a population.
  • 12
    The anti predator guppy study showed that natural selection favored smaller guppies and smaller school sizes in a high predator area.
  • 13
    Learning is a unrepeated response to a stimulus.
  • 14
    Habituation is when a subject becomes less sensitive to a stimulus over time.
  • 15
    Skinner studied rats ability to learn to press a button for food. He then added a second order of electrifying bar when light was on. He saw learning in the rats but sometimes the rat would risk the shock and hit the bar anyway.

    THE QUESTION:
    The problem with this study was the case of survival. If the rat is hungry it will risk aversive stimulus in order to get food.
  • 16
    In Garcia & Koellings experiment rats could relate the "bright and noisy" water as a gustatory cue.
  • 17
    In Carlier & Lefbvre's study of doves they found that the ability to learn was higher in flock doves than non-flock doves.
  • 18
    Sickleback Fish Study

    It proved that low predator fish learned faster than high predator fish.
  • 19
    Bobo Study

    They found that kids reacted more aggressively if the child was never shown the video of the model beating up the doll.
  • 20
    Case Study Pike and Damselfly

    Both minnows and damselfly showed learning in the first tank.

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