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STUDY GUIDE:Animal Behavior KEY TERMS 1. ethology 2. anthropomorphism 3. ultimate vs.proximate causes 4. innate 5. instinct 6. fixed action pattern 7. sign stimulus 8. releaser 9. innate releasing mechanisms(IRMs) 10. pheromones 11. supernormal stimuli 12. drives 13. habituation 14. classical conditioning 15. operant conditioning 16. insight 17. parental imprinting 18. critical period 19. parental imprinting 20. taxis 21. social behavior 22. agonistic behavior 23. dominance hierarchy (pecking order) 24. promiscuous 25. monogamous 26. polygamous 27. polygynous 28. polyandrous 29. altruistic behavior QUESTIONS 1. What is anthropomorphism? Why do behaviorists try to avoid it? 2. Define the terms innate and instinct. 3. Describe, citing the experiments of Lorenz and Tinbergen, some of the characteristics of sign stimuli and releasers, and indicate their role in animal behavior. Explain why sign stimuli are biologically adaptive, and why they can be disadvantageous as well. 4. Define "learning". What is habituation? 5. Describe the processes of parental imprinting and explain what is meant by the critical
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