Animal Behavior

Paul Andersen steps you through eight types of animal behavior. He starts by defining ethology and explaining that behavior varies from innate to learned. He discusses each of the following with examples; instinct, fixed action pattern, imprinting, associative learning, trial and error learning, habituation, observational learning and insight.

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40 Replies

  1. Jeovanni Mendez Reply

    Subtitles at 5:49 is wrong. It's not operate conditioning, its operant conditioning.

  2. Ananasje Reply

    Hallo ik ben Anna en kijk dit voor school. Abonneer op mijn kanaal

  3. august smith Reply

    Cricks … or creeks … ha! I love it, sir! I understand.

  4. Zhenyu Yang Reply

    why isn't imprinting a learned behavior??

  5. Dottie Yu Reply

    I still don't understand the difference between a fixed action pattern and an instinct:(

  6. Mhmod Ghrieb Reply

    thank you MR.Anderson , you always help me 🙂
    this video was very helpful but I cant distinguish between instinct and fixed action pattern!!!!
    can you explain please?

  7. Madame Corgi Reply

    1:32 Hognoses are actually rear-fanged venomous. Venom differs from poison in that venoms are secreted through specific delivery mechanisms (e.g. fangs, neoblasts, stingers), whereas poisons no delivery mechanism is used to spread the toxins (e.g you get sick after eating something).

  8. Louis Dolci Reply

    Its a good video until he gets to insight. In order to believe in insight (complex novel -solution problem solving) you have to ignore the learning history of the organism. At least if you want to believe in the novel or uniqueness aspect of it. See B F Skinner's experiments with pigeons in the Columban Simulation videos here in YouTube.

  9. dragunbwoi Reply

    This is incredible amazing, thanks for educating

  10. Daniel Dominguez Reply

    Wouldn't the eye brow thing (greeting?) be considered a learned behavior?

  11. Tangy hobbyist Reply

    i think not only greylag goose , but all the domestic or pet birds do it….

  12. Duvee Hie Reply

    I still don't understand the difference between fixed action patterns and imprinting.

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  14. Dalek Cat Reply

    that my dear author is one hella inspiring video

  15. Sandro Moreno Reply

    When I grow up I want to be a ethologist or a biologist (or maybe a zoologist)

  16. GAY-mer XD Reply

    thAnk u know this 5th grader has some very good notes!!!!!!!

  17. Natural Prep Reply

    Am I the only one that laughed when he talked about the eyebrow flash?

  18. beyondme Reply

    Great video…luv it..thnx…