Chapter 51 - b. Habituation c. Spatial learning d....

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AP Biology Name __Adeesh Jain __________________ Chapter 51 Guided Reading 1. How do behavioral ecologists define behavior? Behavioral ecologists define behavior as what an animal does and how it does it. 2. Define the following terms: a. Ethology—the scientific study of how animals behave b. Fixed action pattern—a sequence of unlearned acts that is essentially unchangeable and once initiated, carried to completion c. Sign stimulus d. Imprinting e. Sensitive period f. Innate behavior 3. Compare and contrast and give specific examples of kinesis and taxis. 4. What is the relationship between migration and genetic control? 5. Describe and give three different examples of animal signals and communication. 6. What evidence is there that mating and parental behavior can be under genetic influence? 7. Define the following terms: a. Learning
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Unformatted text preview: b. Habituation c. Spatial learning d. Cognitive map e. Associative learning f. Classical conditioning g. Operant conditioning 8. Describe the classic experiment done by Tinbergen dealing with wasps. Why was this experiment considered important? 9. Specifically, describe what cognitive ethology studies. 10. The statement can be made that there are risks and benefits to everything. How does this relate to the optimal foraging theory? 11. What is generally the most important factor in the evolution of mating systems and why does this make sense? 12. Define the following terms: a. Altruism b. Inclusive fitness c. Coefficient of relatedness d. Kin selection 13. Is reciprocal altruism common in animals? Why or why not? 14. What is the relationship between social learning and culture?...
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Chapter 51 - b. Habituation c. Spatial learning d....

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