December 1, 2003 - Ethologists and Relexes

December 1, 2003 - Ethologists and Relexes - I II Watson a...

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I. Watson a. Stated that he could take an infant (healthy and well-formed) and mold them into any profession b. Basically that the environment is what is most important in the development of actions of an animal c. Also that an infant animal is extremely naïve i. Tabula Rasa 1. “bland slate” 2. basically it is the experiences of the organism that shape it II. Naturalists a. Mov’t was led by three people i. Ethologists b. Studied animals and their behaviors in the field or very natural conditions c. Conrad Lorenz i. One of the fathers of modern Ethology ii. Wrote the book King Soloman’s Ring 1. in the area of behavior, written in 52 and is an anecdotal compilation of his experiences with animals d. Nicholas Timberg i. Wrote Curious Naturalist ii. Interesting experiments on digger wasps e. Carrol Van Frish i. Described the communication that occurs between honey bees 1. motion like the waggle-dance that convey information on the location and distance of food or other such things f. In 1973, jointly awarded Noble Prize g. Crazy work in crazy conditions like the arctic or in swarms of ravenous mosquitoes or black flies i. Collected data by long term observational research and writing with pencils and stuff into journals
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This note was uploaded on 10/12/2011 for the course BIOLOGY 100 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina Upstate.

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