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Unit 2-Chapter 11-Behaviours For Survival

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Aggression
Any physical or verbal behavior intended to hurt or destroy.
Behaviour
An observable action
Classical Conditioning
A type of learning in which one learns to link two or more stimuli and anticipate events
Communication
A process through which you send messages to and receive messages from others.
Competition
The practice of trying to obtain something that is being sought by others under similar circumstances at the same time.
Cooperate
To work together
Echolocation
Determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
Ethology
An approach concerned with the adaptive, or survival, value of behavior and its evolutionary history
Habituation
A gradual reduction in the strength of a response when a stimulus event is presented repeatedly.
Imprinting
A primitive form of learning in which some young animals follow and form an attachment to the first moving object they see and hear.
Inborn behaviour
A behaviour that is essentially the same in all members of a species.
Insight learning
The process of learning how to solve a problem or do something new by applying what is already known
Migration
A change in residence intended to be temporary for animals.
Pheromones
Chemical molecules that communicate information to other members of a species, and influence their behavior.
Photoperiod
A plant's response to seasonal changes in length of night and day.
Photoperiodism
A physiological response to photoperiod, the relative lengths of night and day. An example of photoperiodism is flowering.
Phototropism
A plant's response to light
Social hierarchy
The division of society by rank or class
Tropism
Growth in response to a stimulus.
Thigmotropism
A directional growth of a plant in response to touch.

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