Flashcards - Social Biology

Flashcards - Social Biology
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habituation
Habituation is a form of learning in which an organism decreases or ceases to respond to a stimulus after repeated presentations
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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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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
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
habituation
Habituation is a form of learning in which an organism decreases or ceases to respond to a stimulus after repeated presentations
social behaviors
Social behavior is behavior among two or more organisms, typically from the same species
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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