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Intro to Animal Cognition chap 2

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Psychology
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Psychology 2210A/B
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Dr.Mike
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Intro to Animal CognitionREADING NOTESChap 2Shaping Skinner beh gradually changed to perform new response new behlike sculptingBut unlike sculpting beh cannot be changed in any direction with equal easeoIt is heterogeneous like wood not homogeneous like clay Descartes reflexesElicited behaviour reflexive response to stimuliReflex reflection of elicited stimulusReflex arc the entire reflex unit Ethology bio evolution and development of functional units of beh Modal Action Patterns MAPSaction pattern means response but more coordinated efforts than just doing a simple thingmodal because most members of species do this in some wayAn action pattern is a characteristics of the speciesModal action patterns are therefore species specificOccur in context of richcomplex stimulationSign stimulus set of stimuli required to elicit a MA
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