Ch 7: Animal & Human Behavior

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Review the fun video lessons in this chapter to boost your knowledge of animal and human behavior. Explore concepts like learned behavior, how animals communicate, symbiotic relationships and more.

Animal & Human Behavior - Chapter Summary

Lessons in this chapter take an in-depth look at types of behavior common among animals and humans. They also explore forms of communication among animals and interactions among predators and their prey. After reviewing the engaging lessons, you will be prepared for the following:

  • Discussing imprinting, habituation and conditioning as learned behavior
  • Sharing details about reflexes, kineses and other innate behaviors
  • Describing social behaviors like dominance hierarchies and territoriality
  • Explaining how animals communicate
  • Providing information about predator/prey interactions, camouflage, mimicry and warning coloration
  • Examining mutualism, commensalism and parasitism in symbiotic relationships

Each video lesson offers a full transcript with easily identifiable vocabulary words you can use to deepen your understanding of animal and human behavior. Timelines are also available that allow you to identify and jump to key topics within the videos. Review the lessons in any sequence you desire and as often as you'd like. When ready, test your knowledge by taking short lesson quizzes and a chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 7: Animal & Human Behavior
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Learned Behavior: Imprinting, Habituation and Conditioning

1. Learned Behavior: Imprinting, Habituation and Conditioning

Ever wonder why it is easier to train your dog when you give him a treat every time he does something correct? In this lesson we will take a look at conditioning as well as several other forms of learned behavior.

Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes

2. Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes

When there is a loud sound, you quickly jump without thinking. This is because this reflex is an innate, or inherited, behavior. In this lesson, we will look at reflexes as well as several other types of innate behaviors.

Social Behavior: Agonistic, Dominance Hierarchies, & Territoriality

3. Social Behavior: Agonistic, Dominance Hierarchies, & Territoriality

Instead of using words, animals communicate with each other through social behaviors. These actions between individuals may be used to establish rank, defend home and breeding sites, and compete for resources.

How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

4. How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

Animals use a variety of different signals to communicate with each other. In this lesson you'll identify the different types of communication signals and the situations in which they might be most useful.

Predator/Prey Interactions, Camouflage, Mimicry & Warning Coloration

5. Predator/Prey Interactions, Camouflage, Mimicry & Warning Coloration

You probably know that skunks can be quite stinky, bees sting and monarch butterflies are pretty, but do you know why? This lesson will introduce you to the reasons why some animals look or act the way they do and how these things relate to the predator/prey relationship.

Symbiotic Relationships: Mutualism, Commensalism & Parasitism

6. Symbiotic Relationships: Mutualism, Commensalism & Parasitism

If your cat or dog has ever had fleas, you've witnessed symbiosis in action. In this lesson, learn the many types of symbiosis in biology, and how these relationships can have a positive, negative, or neutral effect on the individual species.

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