Ch 51: Campbell Biology Chapter 51: Animal Behavior

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The Animal Behavior chapter of this Campbell Biology Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with animal behavior. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Animal Behavior textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Campbell Biology Animal Behavior chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the animal behavior topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Methods of animal communication
  • Kinds of innate and learned behaviors
  • Types of cognition
  • The social-cognitive learning theory
  • The effect of optimal foraging on animal behavior
  • Types of animal mating systems
  • Types of studies in behavioral genetics
  • Costs and benefits of social groups
  • Hamilton's rule
  • Cultural evolution theories

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12 Lessons in Chapter 51: Campbell Biology Chapter 51: Animal Behavior
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Behavioral Ecology & Animal Behavior

1. Behavioral Ecology & Animal Behavior

We all wish we could blame certain behaviors on genetics. Well, maybe we can. In this lesson, explore the study of evolved behavioral traits and discover how these develop in response to ecological pressure, then test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Animal Signals & Communication: Types & Examples

2. Animal Signals & Communication: Types & Examples

How do you communicate with your family and friends? Can you name the four kinds of animal communication? By the end of this lesson, you'll definitely be able to!

Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes

3. 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.

Learned Behavior: Imprinting, Habituation and Conditioning

4. 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.

What is Cognition?

5. What is Cognition?

People think in different ways, and thoughts are an important part of who you are. In this lesson, we'll look at cognition, including two common types of cognition: reasoning and heuristics.

Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

6. Social-Cognitive Learning Theory: Definition and Examples

Have you learned behaviors or skills from observing others? Maybe you have learned from observing a teacher, friend, or supervisor. We acquire new knowledge and skills from a variety of methods. This lesson will introduce the concepts of the social-cognitive theory, which focuses on the learning that occurs within a social context.

Optimal Foraging Theory & Its Impact on Animal Behavior

7. Optimal Foraging Theory & Its Impact on Animal Behavior

Do you like to waste food or money? Do you think it's funny to pointlessly exert energy on things that have absolutely no utility? In that case, you're doomed! So says the optimal foraging theory.

Animal Mating Systems, Mate Choice, Sexual Selection & Male Competition

8. Animal Mating Systems, Mate Choice, Sexual Selection & Male Competition

Choosing a mate is the single most important thing that most animals will do for the continuation of their species. In this lesson, we look at what goes into mate selection, as well as how that biology may influence who we fall for.

Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

9. Types of Studies in Behavioral Genetics: Twin, Family & Adoption

Are you destined to inherit your mother's penchant for collecting old postcards or your father's constant worry that something bad is about to happen? Find out with this lesson, which delves into the world of genetic and environmental behaviors and personality traits.

Social Behavior: The Cost-Benefit of Altruism and Kin Selection

10. Social Behavior: The Cost-Benefit of Altruism and Kin Selection

Ever wonder why people are more likely to help their relatives than complete strangers? Social behavior can help explain this and other actions. Let's look at the cost of certain behaviors.

Hamilton's Rule: Definition & Example

11. Hamilton's Rule: Definition & Example

Do you have a nephew that you'd do anything for, even if it disadvantages you? Or maybe you have that close bond with a brother, sister, or even a cousin? It turns out that there is a biological rule for exactly this behavior.

Cultural Evolution in Anthropology

12. Cultural Evolution in Anthropology

This lesson will seek to explain the history of cultural evolution within anthropology. In doing so, it will highlight the works of Tylor and Morgan as well as the concepts of diffusion and survivals.

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