Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Biology & Behavior

Flashcards - TExMaT Master Science Teacher 8-12: Biology & Behavior
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agonistic behaviors
Agonistic behaviour is any social behaviour related to fighting
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instinct
Instinct or innate behavior is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex 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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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
instinct
Instinct or innate behavior is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular complex behavior
agonistic behaviors
Agonistic behaviour is any social behaviour related to fighting
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
basic stages of traditional family life
The traditional family structure in the United States is considered a family support system involving two married individuals providing care and stability for their biological offspring
Altruism
Altruism or selflessness is the principle or practice of concern for the welfare of others

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