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Unformatted text preview: animals
 performing
new,
arbitrary
responses
 •  Mimicry
(social):
copying
the
response
of
a
 demonstrator
when
it
does
not
result
in
any
 tangible
reward
 •  ImitaTon:
copying
the
response
of
a
 demonstrator
when
it
leads
to
reward
 Copying
behavior:
Mimicry
 African
grey
parrot
has
the
 capacity
to
mimic
humans.
 Training:
Experimenter
spent
 a
few
minutes
every
day
with
 parrot,[email protected] while
performing
a
 stereotyped
movement
 Result:
Parrot
performs
 acTons
without
presence
of
 presenter,
suggesTng
 behavior
is
unlikely
due
to
 influence
of
extrinsic
reward
 Examples
of
imitaTon
of
human
movements
by
a
parrot.
While
 performing
these
acTons
the
bird
said:
"ciao"
(A
and
B),
"look
at
 my
tongue"
(C),
"turn"
(D),
"peanut"
(E
and
F),
"whoops,
dropped
 the
peanut"
(G
and
H),
"[head]
shake"
(I
and...
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2012 for the course PSYC 103 taught by Professor Pearlberg during the Spring '07 term at UCSD.

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