Chapter 1 Self Quiz Summary

  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.
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