Here are some questions we need to answer:
- What is the difference between innate and learned behaviour? How can the process of learning improve the chance of survival? Give examples.
- What is the difference between taxis and kinesis? Give examples of each. How could these be investigated in the lab?
- What experiments did Pavlov carry out on dogs? What is the difference between unconditioned and conditioned stimuli? What is the difference between unconditioned and conditioned response?
- What role do genetics and learning play in the development of birdsong in young birds?
And we’ll finish this section by doing a design lab – you need to design an experiment to investigate innate behaviour by either taxis or kinesis. This will just be a design exercise – we won’t actually carry out the lab. Here are the criteria: Design lab criteria