Bio3520 Chapter 1 Principles of Animal Behavior
  1. The scientific study of animal behavior is called           .
  2. Ethology is based on three foundations.
    •          selection favors individuals with behavioral traits that give them a               advantage.
    • The ability of animals to        new or modified behaviors based on individual experience.
    •           transmission of new behaviors over generations.
  3. Work in a scientific discipline such as ethology can be done using three approaches.
    •             advances such as      selection may combine ideas from different subdisciplines in a new way to reshape fundamental thinking.
    •              models such as mathematical             theory enable ethologists to produce predictions about animal behavior.
    •            work includes observational and               studies which test the concepts and theories of animal behavior.