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'How' a behavior occcurs or is modified but also the effects of heredity on behavior, genetic-environnmental interactions, and sensory-motor mechanisms.
'Why' questions and includes studies of the origin of a behavior, its change over time, and the utility of the behavior in terms of reproductive success.
Fixed action pattern
Sequence of unlearned acts that is largely unchangeable and usually carried to completion once its initiated. Fixed action patterns are triggered by sign stimuli.
Occur on a daily circle. Behavioralcycle o rythms linked to the yearly cycle of seasons
Complex behavior seen in a wide variety of animals. Navigation may be by detection of the earth's magnetic field or visual cues.
Behavior that causes a change in the behavior of another individual and is the basis for animal communication
Chemical signals that are emitted by members of one species that affect other members of the species.
Formation at a specific stage in life of a long-lasting behavioral response to a particular individual or object.
Internal representation of spatial relationships among objects in an animal's surroundings.
Ability of many animals to associate one feature of their environnment with another feature
Occurs as an animal learns to associate one of its behaviors with a reward or punishment
Ability of an animal's nervous system to perceive,store,process, and use information from sensory receptors.
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