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Level 3000 Level 4 RW Exploring content 2 Chapter 2 Understanding instinct and learning Vocabulary 2a

Level 3000 Level 4 RW Exploring content 2 Chapter 2 Understanding instinct and learning Vocabulary 2a
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Associative learning
a learning process in which discrete ideas and percepts become linked to one another
To Bond with
: to form a close relationship with someone
Critical
extremely important
Dominant
more important, powerful, or successful than most or all others
Hierarchy
a system in which people or things are placed in a series of levels with different importance or status
Ecological niche
an environment that has all the things that a particular plant or animal needs in
Ecosystem
everything that exists in a particular environment, ncludes living things, such as plants and animals, and things that are not living, such as rocks, soil, sunlight, and water
Hereditary
passed or able to be passed from parent to child before birth
Imprinting
to cause (something) to stay in your mind or memory
Innate
existing from the time a person or animal is born
Insight
the ability to understand people and situations in a very clear way
Instinct
a way of behaving, thinking, or feeling that is not learned : a natural desire or tendency that makes you want to act in a particular way
Invertebrates
a type of animal that does not have a backbone
Reflex
an action or movement of the body that happens automatically as a reaction to something
Resource
a supply of something (such as money) that someone has and can use when it is needed
Allocation
to divide and give out (something) for a special reason or to particular people, companies, etc
Territorial behavior
used to describe animals or people that try to keep others away from an area that they use or control
Vertebrates
an animal that has a backbone
Inappropriate
not right or suited for some purpose or situation
Component
one of the parts of something (such as a system or mixture)
Consequences
something that happens as a result of a particular action or set of conditions
Diverse
made up of people or things that are different from each other
Element
a particular part of something (such as a situation or activity)
Exploit
to get value or use from (something)
Grasping
to try to take or get (something) in an eager or desperate way
Isolated
separate from others
Refinement
the act or process of improving something —often + of
Relationship
the way in which two or more people, groups, countries, etc., talk to, behave toward, and deal with each other
Reward
[+ obj] to give money or another kind of payment to (someone or something) for something good that has been done
Scarcity
a very small supply : the state of being scarce [count]
Whereas
—used to make a statement that describes how two people, groups, etc., are different