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Ethology

study of animal behavior

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Classical Ethology

based on instinct and maturity

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Behaviorism

based on classical and operant conditioning (learned)

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sociobiology

the study of social organizations of animals

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fixed action patterns

stereotypical or predictable behaviors

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negative reinforcement

unpleasant occurrence used to create a desired behavior

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punishment

unpleasant occurence used to eliminate an undesired behavior

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imprinting

a rapid learning process enabling the very young to recognize and bond with its caretaker

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explain aversion therapy

Keeping animals away from a object or area by providing an unpleasant experience in those areas.

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explain extinction therapy

completely remove a reinforcement or behavior ( if dog begs, stop feeding food at the table)

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explain avoidance therapy

stopping an animal from an undesired behavior by use of a negative reinforcement to diminish the problem behavior ( shock collar)

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puppy sensitive period

4-14 weeks old

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kitten sensitive period

2-8 weeks old

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conflict related aggression

inconsistent or unpredictable environment (resource guarding falls under this aggression)

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habituation behavior treatment technique

surround animal with the stimulus causing the problem

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counter conditioning behavior treatment technique

linking an undesired stimulus with a positive reinforcement (Treat every time it thunders)

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Environmental Modification behavior treatment technique

changing environment for animal. (moving litter box to quiet corner to stop elimination

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Instrumental learning

learning by trial and error