Comparative Animal Behavior
Comparative Animal Behavior PSYC 353-01
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This 1 page Class Notes was uploaded by Tori on Wednesday September 7, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 353-01 at Montclair State University taught by Pierre Leon in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 110 views. For similar materials see Comparative Animal Behavior in Psychology (PSYC) at Montclair State University.
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Date Created: 09/07/16
Key-Points in Syllabus: Attendance is mandatory Attendance is monitored by discussion board entries and log-in timestamps Assignments due 11:59 P.M. following Sunday the assignment was given 2 Quizzes will be dropped at the end of the semester Attendance 20% Weekly Quizzes 20% Exam and Final 60% The final exam is not cumulative No one should write for the sake of writing on discussion boards Discussion board 1 and quiz due 9/11/16 The professor will not accept late work Chapter 1: An Introduction to Animal Behavior Natural Selection – the idea that living species are the product of the behaviors that allowed the best chances of survival and reproduction among their ancestors Adaptation – a species carrying on a trait that is reproductively advantageous or beneficial for the genes that underlie the development of the trait Comparative Psychology – the study of non-human animals especially pertaining to the development of their behaviors and the significance of their adaptations Animal behavior can be used to help us learn about humans and why some of our traits may have developed. Most of the questions on the discussion board are asking for your opinion, so I put what I thought would be useful from the chapter, hopefully this helps I will try to post next week’s notes as early in the week as possible.
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