anything that triggers a behavior
an organism's reaction to a stimulus
behavior that is inborn, not acquired by learning
a response to a specific stimulus that does not require learning or practice
fixed action patterns
innate behavior that doesn't change as a result of experience
behavior that develops as a result of experience
a type of learning that can occur only during a specific period early in life
type of learning that involves the loss of sensitivity to stimuli due to repeated exposure
training that leads an animal to associate a response with a stimulus
a series of responses that are tested and eliminated in a problem situation until a solution is found
an organized population showing cooperative behavior
a linear ranking of animals within the same species in which position dictates characteristic social behaviors
usually found in insects, a highly organized society in which each member has a specific biologically determined task
a chemical signal between members of the same species; acts much like hormones to influence physiology and behavior
visual, chemical, auditory, tactile
four types of communication
type of communication used depends on ___
___ and ___ use a lot of chemical communication
Studied innate fixed action patterns
Studied imprinting in graylag geese
Karl von Frisch
interpreted the honeybee communication
studied simple conditioning in dogs
B. F. Skinner
studied conditioning for rewards (trial and error)
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