Animal Psychology Advanced - Qp6

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Animal Psychology Advanced - Qp6

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Co-operation between group members in the decision making process is likely to be the norm, even when that decision causes a conflict of interest.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Animals that live in groups make three types of choices.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Consensus does not mean that every individual thinks that the decision made is necessarily the best one possible, or even that they are sure it will work.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Using a type of behaviour called “reverse tandem runs”, the ants make the process more efficient.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    In large groups, the opportunity exists for all members to vote, and votes can take place via specific vocalisations, ritualised signals, body orientation and initiation movements.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    “______” can be an important factor in shaping the social organisation of populations.
    • A. 

      Common costs

    • B. 

      Civil costs

    • C. 

      Consensus costs

  • 7. 
    Strongly opinionated members can determine a group's consensus decision, even when they make up only a small minority.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Negative feedback, resulting from copying others, can spread information quickly through the group, but it can also result in all individuals making the same, possibly incorrect, choice.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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