Instinct and Learning in the Natural Environment
Distinguish between phylogeny and ontogeny.
Understand and evaluate key terms such as ritualisation, parallel evolution and instinct.
Be familiar with the interaction of factors in the decisions made by animals when foraging.
Understand and evaluate the importance of early experience in learning situations, such as imprinting, and the interaction of Sign Stimuli with Fixed Action Patterns.
Appreciate the role of internal and external factors in the motivation of behaviour.
Identify and evaluate factors influencing the motivation of aggression.
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