Fixed Action Pattern: Definition & Examples


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An external factor that elicits a response is called:

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1. A sequence of behavioral acts that are unchangeable and carried to completion once brought on by a stimulus is called a:

2. A fixed action pattern is brought on by this particular type of stimulus.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test what you know about fixed action patterns and the factors involved with them by completing this quiz. You will also answer questions about fixed action patterns and animals.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will ask you to demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Factors that elicit a response
  • Stimulus that bring about a fixed action response
  • Organisms exhibiting fixed action responses

Skills Practiced

You will also be working to perfect your skills in the following areas:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on fixed action patterns
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding behavior acts that don't change and are completed once they're brought on
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what scientists have determined about fixed action patterns

Additional Learning

More information about this subject can be found within the lesson titled Fixed Action Pattern: Definition & Examples. Studying the lesson will teach you about:

  • Pavlov's experiments
  • Differences between fixed action patterns and conditioning
  • Fixed action patterns in humans