Complex Behavior: Definition & Learning


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How can we define complex behavior?

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1. What do we call a behavior which is genetically hardwired?

2. What do we call behaviors which are acquired through observation and reinforcement?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of complex behavior and learning. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the defining characteristics of complex behavior as well as the definition of classical conditioning.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The defining characteristics of complex behavior
  • The term denoting behavior that is genetically hardwired
  • The meaning of classical conditioning
  • The psychologist who created the term operant conditioning

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as complex behavior and classical conditioning
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related complex behavior and learning lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding behavior that is hardwired into genetics and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the complexities of human behavior and how they can be learned, review the corresponding lesson on Complex Behavior and Learning. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the exact meaning of Pavlovian response
  • Identify the defining characteristics of complex behavior
  • Learn the behaviors which are acquired through observation and reinforcement
  • Appreciate the type of conditioning resulting from the pairing of innate responses with stimulus
  • Understand the psychologist who developed the concept of operant conditioning