Habituation in Animals: Definition & Example


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What is habituation?

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1. What is sensitization in an animal?

2. Why is habituation helpful to an animal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you gauge your knowledge of habituation in animals. Some of the things you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the definitions of habituation and sensitization in animals, as well as examples of habituation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test you on the following:

  • Definition of habituation
  • Definition of sensitization
  • Why habituation is beneficial to an animal
  • Examples of habituation
  • What famous researcher used habituation to study animals in the wild

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on habituation in animals
  • Making connections - understand the concept of habituation
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about animal's responses to humans in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as habituation and sensitization

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To learn more about animal behavior, review the corresponding lesson on Habituation in Animals. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define habituation
  • Learn how animals habituate
  • Define and discuss sensitization
  • Understand how habituation has helped scientists