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  • Study Of Animal Behavior
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    The study of animal behavior is Ethology. A large part of the studies have been conducted by Lorenz and Niko Tin bergen who wanted to find out how animals saw the world. For example, fishes. The male will protect its territory. They will become aggressive when they see the red belly of another fish. This reaction is innate or instinctive, it is automatic. An experiment was performed by placing a large red sheet of paper in the tank. This made the male fish aggressive. This aggressiveness is what...
  • Behavioral Perspective
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    The behavioral perspective is the idea that if psychology was to be a science, then it must focus on events, which are directly observable on behavior, rather than on mental life. The behavioral perspective maintains the primary emphasis on observable behavior and its relation to environmental events. Behavioral perspective is through reinforcement, which is the idea that patterns of emitted behavior can be selected by their consequences. Cognitive perspective is centered on the description of t...
  • Evolution Of Animals
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    The Evolution of Complexity: by Means of Selection was written by author John T. Bonner. Princeton University Press in Princeton New Jersey published the 260-word book in 1988. In this book, Bonner tries to answer the question of why there has been an increase in size and an increase in complexity over time, and what is the relation of genes, the environment, development, and behavior to the innovations that have occurred over the last three billion years. Also he states that from the very begin...
  • Theories Between Human And Animal Behavior
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    Psychology, Animal Behavior Animal Behavior Psychology, a field of study in which knowing why people behave the way do is an important aspect into advancing our knowledge and our understanding of humans and human behavior. In order to achieve this advance, psychologists undergo research-involving animals. You might be thinking, what things can animals do to explain why I behave the way I do, well, the answer is, a lot! Although Animals are not humans, by studying animals and animal behavior psyc...
  • Study Animal Intelligence
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    Often those who study animal intelligence are searching for the human reflection in the animal world. They feel that by unraveling the workings of the animal brain, they might find clues to the mysterious minds of humans. And because of their closeness to humankind, they find monkeys and apes especially fascinating. A major component of intelligence lies in flexibility of mind and adaptability to situations. When things change, when they are not the way they were before, the intelligent animal n...
  • Animal Intelligence The Learning Theory Of Thorndike
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    11/22/00 Animal Animal Intelligence Philip Weiss 11/22/00 Animal Intelligence "Animal Intelligence' The learning theory of Thorndike represents the original S-R framework of behavioral psychology: Learning is the result of associations forming between stimuli and responses. Such associations or "habits' become strengthened or weakened by the nature and frequency of the S-R pairings. The classic example of Thorndike's S-R theory was a cat learning to escape from a "puzzle box' by pressing a lever...

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