Principles of Animal Behavior
What is behavior?
Behavior refers to any observable activity that an
Behavioral traits are an important part of an animals
Put simply, behavior is everything an animal does
What is learning?
Learning is also considered a behavioral
The modification of behavior based on
specific/prior experiences, so learning affects
The different types of learning reflect the
What is sexual selection?
Sexual selection is the theory that competition
for mates between individuals of the same sex
results in differential mating and reproduction.
This mechanism can drive the evolution of
Why do you scream when you are faced with danger?
In the wake of disaster in Tallahassee whom are your
parents going to call and check his or her welfare?
Your teachers, the president or you
Who scream/checkup most; male or female? Wh
Natural selection vs Artificial
Natural selection is the process by which favorable
heritable traits become more common in successive
generations of a population of reproducing organisms,
and unfavorable heritable tr
ULTMATE AND PROXIMATE
What is the cause of a particular
When trying to understand behavior, we are
quick to ask questions.
This questions may be seeking
proximate causation for a particular behavior.
Term/Year: FALL 2014
Instructor: Dr. C. O. Odewumi (ODE-WU-MI)
Course: ZOO 4513 ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
Credit: Three (3) semester hours
Required Text: Principles of Animal Behavior by Lee Alan Dugatkin SECOND EDITHION
Classroom Location: GORE EDU
SOCIAL LEARNING AND CULTURAL
WHAT IS CULTURAL
Cultural Transmission is the transfer of
information by teaching or social learning.
What are the behaviors that had been culturally
transmitted and how are they affectin
What is Mating System?
The term mating system is used to describe
the ways in which animal societies are
structured in relation to sexual behavior. The
mating system specifies who males mate with
and who females mate with under s
Foraging is a behavior for searching for food. Animal can reach a
reproductive age without involving in other behaviors but can not reach
reproductive age without foraging.
Many animals spend a good deal of their waking hours foraging.
1. Behavior that changes through practice or experience is called _.
b. innate behavior
d. learned behavior
2. Learning in which an animal uses previous experience to respond to a new
Quiz on Chapter 1
1. Natural selection is best described as a process by which
a. the frequency of certain traits increases over evolutionary time in a random fashion.
b. the frequency of traits that confer reproductive and/or su
1. The required relationship among payoffs in the prisoners dilemma game, re S suckers
payoff, R = reward for mutual cooperation, P = punish- it for mutual defection, and T =