About This Chapter
MTLE Life Science: Behavior of Organisms - Chapter Summary
Maybe a lot of time has passed since you've studied topics like the ways to observe and describe animal behavior, and this chapter will help you brush up on them along with giving you access to other fantastic video lessons. At the end of each lesson, there are brief quizzes you can take to measure your memory of this chapter's concepts. Your completion of this chapter will enable you to answer exam questions about the following:
- Animal cognition and intelligence
- Explanation of the fight or flight response
- Difference between innate and learned behavior in animals
After you've taken the lesson quizzes, you can also take the chapter and final exams. Take a look at the lesson transcripts for more in-depth information and vocabulary words. Information about the instructors can also be found in the transcripts. Please send the instructors your questions if you have any.
MTLE Life Science: Behavior of Organisms Chapter Objectives
The MTLE Life Science exam contains two subtests that each include 50 computerized multiple-choice questions. Each subtest contains three sections, and this chapter is relevant to the Interdependence and Behavior of Organisms section. The section is worth 40% of the second subtest. You will be required to show your understanding of how animals behave and interact with their environment and techniques used to observe and study them.
1. Animal Cognition, Intelligence & Cultural Behavior
Intelligence and culture are values frequently used to gauge the complexity and sentience of animals. Here we will examine the basics of animal cognition, how their intelligence is demonstrated, and examples of cultural behavior.
2. Fight or Flight Response: Definition, Physiology & Examples
A squirrel caught in headlights or the cock that fights to the death? Do you know what makes us choose between freezing, running or fighting back? And what's happening inside of you all the while? This lesson answers all of your fight-or-flight questions.
3. Genetic Fitness: Selection
We have all heard the expression 'survival of the fittest.' Natural selection of organisms is based upon their fitness. But what exactly does 'fitness' entail? Here, we will explore how selection occurs at the physical and genetic levels.
4. Animal Behavior: Innate vs. Learned
There are some things that animals are born knowing how to do. These behaviors are innate. They are different than learned behaviors, which an animal must pick up through training, observation or experience. Learn more about these types of behaviors.
5. How to Observe, Measure & Describe Animal Behavior
The study of animal behavior is a complex and often tricky endeavor. In this lesson, we will explore the best methods of observing, measuring, and describing animal behavior.
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