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Animal Behavior 1

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  • 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 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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