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pysch note - universally among the members of as species,...

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Epidemiological Research effects of health-related practices and behaviors are based on correlational reserach not on controlled experimentation ex) heavy cell phone use tied to poorer sperm quality, If variable X and Y are correlated, then 1) X is a cause of Y 2) Y is cause of X 3) X and Y are the effects of some third variable it is a correlation(no causation?) If X is not a true casual factor, then you cant control or create Y by increasing or decreasing X. Ethology: the study of animal behavior in natural settings Stron emphasis on the adaptive nature of behaviors, species specificity of behaviors. The modern concet of instinct developed from this research. Instinct A pattern of behavior, usually complexx in structure that is found
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Unformatted text preview: universally among the members of as species, occurs without the need fro prior learning is realatively invariant in form and is reliably elicited or released by a very simple stimulus ALso called species specific or species typical behaviors Classical conditioning is not a stupid process by which an organism willy-nilly forms associations between any two stimuli that happen to co-occur. The CS must be informative. Conditioning won't occur if it isn't Temporal contiguity of CS a d UCS isn't enough. light is redundant Distance Cues: occlusion, linear perspective(convergence), texture density, v...
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This note was uploaded on 10/15/2009 for the course PTE 461 taught by Professor Donhill during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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