P501-04-InnateBehaviors

P501-04-InnateBehaviors - Innate Behaviors, Abilities, and...

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Innate Behaviors, Abilities, and Predispositions Categories of innate behavior patterns Kinesis Taxis Fixed Action Pattern Reaction Chain Innate human abilities and predispositions Human universals
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Categories of Innate Behavior Patterns Kinesis Taxis Fixed action pattern Eibl-Eibesfeldt: squirrel deprivation experiment Sign stimuli Supernormal stimuli Reaction chain
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Kinesis is a movement behavior such that movement randomly occurs given the presence of a stimulus example, an animal might move only when the environment is in some way unfavorable; this movement does not occur in a specific direction but instead is randomly directed, with attainment and maintenance of the animal within a more favorable environment occurring simply because less movement occurs when the movement-associated stimulus is not present. Taxis
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course PSYCH 100 taught by Professor X during the Spring '11 term at Fairfield.

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P501-04-InnateBehaviors - Innate Behaviors, Abilities, and...

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