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Introduction to Veterinary Technology

Behavior modification programs Training courses that use rewards and reprimands to stimulate changes in behavior
Behaviorism The ethological approach that states behavior is learn rather than genetically programmed
Breaking litter box training when a cat urinates or defecates someplace other than its litter box
Classical conditioning The type of conditined learning that associates stimuli ossurring that approximately the same time or in roughly the same area
Classical ethology The ethological approach asserting that much of what animals know is instinctive or innate
Conditioned stimulus Sensory input unrelated to a simple reflex behavior
Dance A complex pattern or movements performed by a bee that directs other bees to a food source
Ethology The study of animal behavior
evolution The scientific theory that characterizes all related organisms as descended from common ancestors
Fixed action patterns A term used by early ethologists to describe stereotypical or predictable behaviors of a species
Function In ethological terms, survival value
Habituation The process of learning that certain objects and events have little bearing on survival and can thus be ignored
House soiling Urinating or defecating inside the home
Imprinting The acquisition in the very young of certain fixed action patterns
Innate instinctive
Instinct Acomplex of unlerned responses characteristic of a species.
Instrumental Learning learning by trial and error
Natural selection The Process at awards survival and reproductive success to individuals and groups best adjusted to their environment
Naturalists Natural scientists
Nature-nurture controversy The crux of two opposing schools: classical ethology, which views animal behavior as primarily instinctive, and animal psychology, which views animal behavior as primarily learn
Operant conditioning The type of conditoned learning that associates a certain activity, known as the operant, with punishment or reward
Operant functioning or tending to produce effects
postparturition of individuals The process that allows animals to distinguish their place in a social context broader than their relationship with primary caregivers
Sensitive period a specific stage early in an animal's life when imprinting occurs
Social behavior The ways individual members of the same species interact with one another.
Socialization The process of adapting to contact with others
Sociobiology The study of the biological bases of social behavior
Spraying staining vertical surfaces with a strong-smelling urine
Stimulus-response theory the psychological school of thought stating that all complex forms of behavior, includig emotions, thoughts, and habits, are complex muscular and glandular responses that can be observed and measured
Territorial prone to defining and defending areas of sleep, eating, and play.
Unconditioned response a simple reflex behavior
Unconditioned stimulus sensory input that produces a simple reflex behavior
Wobble a training maneuver designed to disorient a bird by abruptly dropping the hand it's perched upon.
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