Goal 4 - Behaviors
Learned Behaviors - (Reading pages 868-873 )
- Learning, or learned behavior, takes place when behavior changes through practice or experience.
- The more complex an animal’s brain, the more elaborate the patterns of its learned behavior.
- Innate behaviors are more common in invertebrates.
- Learned behaviors are more
common in vertebrates.
- Learning has survival value permits behavior and change in response to varied conditions.
- Just as there are several types of innate behavior, there are several types of learned behavior.
- Some learned behavior is simple and some is complex.
Trial and Error
Trial-and-error learning occurs when an animal receives a reward for making a particular response (i.e. nest building and riding a bike).