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NYSTCE Biology: Social Behavior of Animals- Chapter Summary
The video lessons in this chapter can help you remember more about the motivations for the actions of living things. The quizzes at the end chapter will assist you with your memory of the ways in which animals connect with each other. You will master the following topics in this chapter:
- Distinguish between behaviors in which an animal had at birth and picked up from the environment
- Specific manners exhibited between animals
- Ways in which living things work together and by themselves
- Consequences of crowded and sparse populations
- Body clock changes
- Biological processes involved when animals communicate with each other
- Phases of family
After you've viewed the lessons, take the quizzes. If you get any of the answers incorrect, you can automatically view the part of the video which addresses the answer by using the 'Watch Answer' feature. If you would like to study offline, you can print out the worksheets and answers to test yourself and develop a study plan.
NYSTCE Biology: Social Behavior of Animals Objectives
This NYSTCE Biology: Social Behavior of Animals chapter correlates to the topic of environmental science on the NYSTCE Biology exam. The objective included in that area of the test include knowing the links between the traits of groups of living things and how they can lead to progression. You will be given approximately 4 hours to complete an exam containing 90 multiple-choice questions and 1 open-ended question.
1. Innate & Learned Behavior
We all respond to different situations with some type of behavior. Some of these are innate and others are learned. This lesson will help differentiate between the two.
2. Social Behavior of Animals
Why does that squirrel flap its tail when your dog gets close to the tree? Or why are you more willing to donate a kidney to a sibling than a stranger? Learn about these and other behaviors that come along with living in a social group.
3. Social Systems vs. Individual Fitness: The Queen/Worker Relationship
The queen bee rules her hive while others take care of her needs. This form of behavior may seem odd, but it can be explained by looking into social systems and fitness.
4. The Theory of Demographic Transition: Overview
Populations change over time. The growth or decline of a population can have an effect on the quality of life for people within that population. In this lesson, you'll learn about the theory of demographic transition, which is a model used to study and predict population changes.
5. The Circadian Rhythm
You wake up in the morning and go to sleep at night. But some animals do the opposite: wake at night and sleep during the day. What determines the time of day you're active is your circadian rhythm, an internal clock that keeps daily time for you.
6. 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.
7. Family Life Stages and Traditions: Courtship, Marriage, Child Rearing & Aging
In this lesson, we discuss the four stages of traditional family life that sociologists study. Although the concept of family has changed with time, these four stages remain prominent in our culture.
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