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What are innate releasing mechanisms?

What are innate releasing mechanisms?

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School: Montclair State University
Department: Engineering
Course: Comparative Animal Behavior
Professor: Pierre leon
Term: Fall 2016
Tags: Psychology, animalpsychology, comparativepsychology, and ComparativeAnimalBehavior
Cost: 50
Name: Extra Credit Exam
Description: This contains everything you need to know to ace the Extra Credit Test
Uploaded: 12/16/2016
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Extra Credit Quiz


What are innate releasing mechanisms?



1. You should not write for the sake of writing on discussion boards. 2. Two statements that are clearly Darwinian puzzles are that female lions often nurse  offspring that are not their own, and adult birds will rear eggs that are not theirs  along with the eggs that are.

3. A male groundhog has managed to rear one offspring to reproductive maturity, while  also at the same time helping do the same for three siblings who would otherwise may  not have been as successful. The male groundhog’s inclusive fitness is 2.

4. Kin selection theory is most useful in helping to explain altruism exhibited by some  hunting lions towards others.

5. You read that a foraging tactic is “optimal”only if it is the most efficient way of  acquiring calories from the environment. You would disagree because sometimes  animals gain more fitness by sacrificing some foraging efficiency in order to better  avoid predators.


Why are twin studies valuable in behavioral genetics research?



6. If the distribution of individuals over a set of habitats is consistent with ideal free  distribution theory, then the fitness of individuals in different habitats will be the  same.We also discuss several other topics like Why do mother's have a bigger need to take care of their offspring?

7. Male monogamy is a Darwinian puzzle because polygynous males generally have  access to more eggs to fertilize than monogamous males.

8. Which of the following statements is/are proximate in nature? Male white-throated  sparrows sing in the spring because males want to learn the song by listening to  others at this time, they learn the song from older males in their neighborhood, and  that is when their testosterone levels are high.

9. Studying twins is valuable for an understanding of the genetic causes of behavior  because a comparison of identical and fraternal twins enables us to test the  hypothesis that some differences among individuals are genetically determined.


How does kin selection explain altruism?



10. The Innate Releasing Mechanism is responsible for detecting Sign Stimulus and  activating Fixed Action Patter.

11. You could you demonstrate that a particular circadian rhythm is adaptive for a given  cricket species by finding related species of the cricket species in question, those that  exhibit different circadian rhythms that can be linked to differences in the  environmental pressures acting on the different species. Don't forget about the age old question of What does the naram-sin stele suggest about akkadian concepts of kingship?
We also discuss several other topics like The fastest-­growing segment of modern advertising is what service?

12. Neural mechanisms of speech are extremely costly due to brain tissue requiring 16  times as much energy to maintain than the equivalent of muscle tissue is considered  an evolutionary COST of the development of speech.

Extra Credit Quiz

1. You should not write for the sake of writing on discussion boards. 2. Two statements that are clearly Darwinian puzzles are that female lions often nurse  offspring that are not their own, and adult birds will rear eggs that are not theirs  along with the eggs that are.

3. A male groundhog has managed to rear one offspring to reproductive maturity, while  also at the same time helping do the same for three siblings who would otherwise may  not have been as successful. The male groundhog’s inclusive fitness is 2. Don't forget about the age old question of What is malapportionment?

4. Kin selection theory is most useful in helping to explain altruism exhibited by some  hunting lions towards others. If you want to learn more check out What do researchers do?

5. You read that a foraging tactic is “optimal”only if it is the most efficient way of  acquiring calories from the environment. You would disagree because sometimes  animals gain more fitness by sacrificing some foraging efficiency in order to better  avoid predators.

6. If the distribution of individuals over a set of habitats is consistent with ideal free  distribution theory, then the fitness of individuals in different habitats will be the  same.Don't forget about the age old question of What is the need for intimacy?

7. Male monogamy is a Darwinian puzzle because polygynous males generally have  access to more eggs to fertilize than monogamous males.

8. Which of the following statements is/are proximate in nature? Male white-throated  sparrows sing in the spring because males want to learn the song by listening to  others at this time, they learn the song from older males in their neighborhood, and  that is when their testosterone levels are high.

9. Studying twins is valuable for an understanding of the genetic causes of behavior  because a comparison of identical and fraternal twins enables us to test the  hypothesis that some differences among individuals are genetically determined.

10. The Innate Releasing Mechanism is responsible for detecting Sign Stimulus and  activating Fixed Action Patter.

11. You could you demonstrate that a particular circadian rhythm is adaptive for a given  cricket species by finding related species of the cricket species in question, those that  exhibit different circadian rhythms that can be linked to differences in the  environmental pressures acting on the different species.

12. Neural mechanisms of speech are extremely costly due to brain tissue requiring 16  times as much energy to maintain than the equivalent of muscle tissue is considered  an evolutionary COST of the development of speech.

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