Ch 34: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 34: Animal Behavior

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The Animal Behavior chapter of this Prentice Hall Biology Textbook Companion Course helps students learn essential biology lessons of 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.

How it works:

  • Identify the lessons in Prentice Hall Biology's Animal Behavior chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons within 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, re-watch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn:

  • Innate behavior, including reflexes, kineses and taxes
  • Learned behavior, including imprinting, habituation, conditioning
  • Classical conditioning vs. operant conditioning
  • Temporal isolation
  • The cost-benefit of social behavior such as altruism and kin selection
  • Animal communication methods, including chemical, visual and electrical signals.

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6 Lessons in Chapter 34: Prentice Hall Biology Chapter 34: Animal Behavior
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Innate Behavior: Reflexes, Kineses and Taxes

1. 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

2. 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.

Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples

3. Classical Conditioning vs. Operant Conditioning: Differences and Examples

This lesson will compare classical conditioning and operant conditioning. Examples are provided and key terms associated with each type of learning are defined.

Temporal Isolation: Example & Definition

4. Temporal Isolation: Example & Definition

What prevents species that are closely related from mating with each other? Temporal isolation is an evolutionary mechanism that keeps individuals of different species from interbreeding, even if they live in the same environment.

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

5. 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.

How Animals Communicate: Chemical, Visual & Electrical Signals

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.

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