Behavior

Behavior - Behavior Ethology o Study of an animal in its...

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Behavior Ethology o Study of an animal in its natural habitat. Natural selection o Preserves behaviors that enhance fitness o Something with a genetic basis Learning o Habituation A decrease in response to a continually presented non-threatening behavior o Classical conditioning Pavlov A stimulus and a reward and presented at the same time Stimulus: bell reward: meat response: salivation Dog salivated at the sound of the bell o Operant Conditioning Skinner box Random behavior that is not elicited A response and then it gets rewarded or punished Associative learning: associating one thing to another o Imprinting Relates to a critical period early in an individuals life Konrad Lorenz He could assign him self to clutches of eggs and become the mother duck for this group of chicks Ducks see boots and sees it as the image to follow Confused when its time to look for mates because they learn what they are by the mother Only happens at a very young age
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course BIOL 101 taught by Professor Hogan during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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