In this lesson our instructor talks about animal behavior. First she discusses fixed action pattern, learning, habituation, associative learning, and imprinting. Then she talks about social behavior, communication, mating, and foraging. Lastly, she lectures on movement and the lunar cycles. Four complete example videos round up this lesson.
Ethology is the
scientific study of animal behavior.
A fixed action
pattern (FAP) is an innate, highly stereotypic behavior pattern. The
behavior is performed in response to an external stimulus and
continued to completion.
Learning is the
process by which an animals behavior and response to stimuli are
modified as a result of experience.
a reduction in response by an animal to repeated exposure to a
learning occurs when a certain stimulus becomes associated with
another stimulus or outcome through experience. Classical
conditioning and operant conditioning are types of associative
learning that occurs during a particular age or stage of life that
causes a behavior that is independent of the outcome.
Social behavior is the interaction among two or more individuals of
the same species. Types of social learning include cooperation,
agnostic behavior, dominance hierarchies, territoriality and
transmitted from one individual to another is a signal. The
exchange of signals is communication.
food-obtaining behavior and includes finding, storing and hunting
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