Flashcards - Overview of Animal Behavior

Flashcards - Overview of Animal Behavior
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communicate
Communication is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules
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mortality rate
Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time
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social behavior
Social behavior is behavior among two or more organisms, typically from the same species
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classical conditioning
Classical conditioning refers to a learning procedure in which a biologically potent stimulus is paired with a previously neutral stimulus
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innate behavior
Instinct or innate behavior is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behavior
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innate behavior
Instinct or innate behavior is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behavior
classical conditioning
Classical conditioning refers to a learning procedure in which a biologically potent stimulus is paired with a previously neutral stimulus
social behavior
Social behavior is behavior among two or more organisms, typically from the same species
mortality rate
Mortality rate, or death rate, is a measure of the number of deaths in a particular population, scaled to the size of that population, per unit of time
communicate
Communication is the act of conveying intended meanings from one entity or group to another through the use of mutually understood signs and semiotic rules
habituation
Habituation is a form of learning in which an organism decreases or ceases to respond to a stimulus after repeated presentations
social group
In the social sciences a social group has been defined as two or more people who interact with one another, share similar characteristics, and collectively have a sense of unity
life expectancy
Life expectancy is a statistical measure of the average time an organism is expected to live, based on the year of their birth, their current age and other demographic factors including sex
Altruism
Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others
Genetic engineering
Genetic engineering, also called genetic modification, is the direct manipulation of an organism's genome using biotechnology

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