ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY – EXAM 1

ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY – EXAM 1 - PSYC 4385:...

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PSYC 4385: ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY – EXAM 1 History of Ethology o Prior to Darwin Aristotle Pre - 500bc o 1859-1970 Comp. Psych American Anthropomorphic Controlled exps Ethology Instinct, naturalistic Field studies Euro-German o Post ww2 Fields converge by 70s American behaviorism. o Lorenz, Timbergen, Firsch 1920’s Nobel ethologists Tinbergen’s Four Questions: o Mechanism: physiology Survival value: how does a β contribute to animal fitness? Phylogeny: Evolution. Where did the trait come from? Ethnogram – compiling a complete repertoire of an animal’s β . Conceptual Ideas – organizational frame work Empirical Data- confirms, tests hypothesis o Both are helpful to use Proximate Causation – immediate β ; any causal mechanism that operates during the life of an animal o Mechanism o Ontogeny Ultimate Causation
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This note was uploaded on 02/26/2008 for the course PSYC 4385 taught by Professor Chizar during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY – EXAM 1 - PSYC 4385:...

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