Animal Psychology Advanced - Qp2

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Animal Psychology Advanced - Qp2

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  • 1. 
    Instinct, or innate behaviour, is the inherent inclination of a living organism towards a particular simple behaviour.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Any behaviour is instinctive if it is performed without being based upon prior experience and is therefore an expression of innate biological factors.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The role of instincts in determining the behaviour of animals is similar between species.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Genes constitute a source of information that is present right from the outset of life, and certainly we consider genetics to be responsible for instinctive behaviour.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A basic principle to remember is that animals with small, simple brains are less governed by innate behaviour patterns.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Young animals given “enriched” lives will generally have smaller brains, however superior learning skills.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Play is a range of voluntary, intrinsically motivated activities normally associated with recreational pleasure and enjoyment.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The ______ is a stable posture from which the dog can move in multiple directions.
    • A. 

      Boat

    • B. 

      Box

    • C. 

      Bow

  • 9. 
    The amount of time spent at play for many mammals peaks around puberty, and then drops off.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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