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Past Exam for ZOOL 4312 - Animal Behavior at Texas Tech (TTU)

Exam Information

Material Type:Exam 1
Professor:Staff
Class:ZOOL 4312 - Animal Behavior
Subject:ZOOLOGY
University:Texas Tech University
Term:Fall 2008
Keywords:
  • Predictability
  • Either...or
  • Intrauterine
  • Proximate Causes
  • Cultural Transmission
  • Neurotransmitters
  • Generations
  • Cannibalism
  • Transmission
  • Environment
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Your name _______ Form A, Pg. 1 of 8 Zol 4312 Fal 208 Exam 1 Form A Definitions (4 points each, 16 points total): Choose four of the following terms. For each term, provide a brief definition of the term (2pts) and give an example of how this explains one species' behavior (2pts). a. marginal value theorem -An optimality model that incorporates the cost of travel time betwen fod patches into it's prediction of how long a forager should stay at a given fod patch. - Great tits stay in a fod patch longer when travel time betwen patches is longer b. operant conditioning -Type of conditioning in which an animal learns to do a certain behavior when it receives either a reward or a punishent after exhibiting the desired/undesired behavior. Popularized by Robert Skiner. -Rats learn to push a lever when lever pushing is rewarded with the apearance of fod pelets. c. heritability -The amount of variation in a trait that is due to genetic transmission- a...

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