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Natural nurture controversy

Animal behavior is instinctive vs. animal behavior is learned

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Operant conditioning

Type of learning that associates a certain activity with punishment or reward

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Operant

Tending to produce effects

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Post parturition

After giving birth

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Sensitive period

A stage early in an animals life when imprinting occurs

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Social behavior

The ways members of the same species interact with each other

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Socialization

The process of adapting to contact with others

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Spraying

Staining vertical surfaces with a strong smelling urine

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Stimulus response theory

All complex forms of behavior are complex muscular and glandular responses that can be observed and measured

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Unconditioned response

A simple reflex behavior

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Unconditioned stimulus

Sensory input that produces a simple reflex behavior

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Wobble

A way to disorient a bird by dropping the hand it's perched on to knock it off balance

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Instrumental learning

Learning by trial and error

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Habituation

Learning that certain objects and events have little bearing on survival and can be ignored

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Fixed action patterns

Predictable behaviors of a species

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Conditioned stimulus

Sensory input unrelated to a simple reflex behavior

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Classical conditioning

Type of learning that associates stimuli occurring at the same time in roughly the same area

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Behaviorism

Behavior is learned rather then genetically programmed

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Charles Darwin

Natural selection

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Ivan Pavlov

Salivating in dogs, unconditioned response and stimulus

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John b Watson

Behaviorism, classical and operant conditioning

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Bf skinner

Trial and error learning