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November 6 th Transcribed Lecture Notes. (ppt) Class Matters (ppt) Clicker Question answer = d (ppt) (ppt) Various approaches to the study of behavior: o Psychology o Behavioral Ecology (Sociobiology) o Ethology (ppt) Tinbergen is well known for four questions he formulated to study animal behavior. 1. How is behavior controlled? 2. How does it develop in an individual (e.g. innate vs experimental behavior) 3. What is the ecological role of the behavior? 4. How has behavior evolved over time? o Gordon Burghardt [Harry’s Major Prof in Grad school] posed a 5 th question: o What are the private experiences of animals? (ppt) KNOW THE FOLLOWING PANELS!
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Unformatted text preview: How is behavior Controlled? 1. “Appetitive” Behavior a. animal sets out to satisfy a need (motivation) b. physiological mechanism of hunger & satiety, thirst, hormonal factors. 2. “Consumatory” Behavior a. actually satisfying the need b. sign stimulus (releaser behavior) c. super normal sign stimuli (exaggerated stimulus response behavior) d. pheromones – chemicals that elicit a response in another individual. (ppt SERIES) Early foundations in Ethology (from your text book). o See Fig 37.1 as text example. o NOTE: this example demonstrates Appetitive Behavior [seeking the nest]. (ppt) Clicker Question answer = d...
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2008 for the course BIO G 109 taught by Professor Winkler,d. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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