Instinctive and learned behaviour

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  • Instinctive and learned behaviour
    • What is behaviour
      • An organism's reaction to any changes in its environment
      • Instinctive  behaviour is due to genetics (natural selection). It helps animals to increase their chances of survival
        • Young animals associate themselves with another organism (usually the parent) and follows the adult's ways, e.g. eating the food they eat
    • Trial and error learning (operant conditioning)
      • Where an animal continuously learns to link an action with an appraisal or punishment
    • Young animals associate themselves with another organism (usually the parent) and follows the adult's ways, e.g. eating the food they eat
    • Conditioning
      • Learning to associate a wanted outcome with an unrelated stimulus
    • Training
      • Animals can be trained to respond in a certain way

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