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CH3: Elicited Behaviors: Reflexes and Fixed Action


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to draw out and bring forth
Elicit means...
automatically drawn out by a certain stimuli; they are involuntary reactions to specific stimuli
Elicited Behaviors are...
distinguish them from learned behaviors
We want to learn about elicited behaviors to...
reflexes and fixed action patterns.
The two types of elicited behaviors are...
the most basic form of elicited behavior as a relatively simple, automatic response to a stimulus.
A reflex is...
the startle response, the orienting response, and flexion.
The three types of reflexes are...
a defensive reaction to a sudden, unexpected stimulus.
The startles response is...
we automatically position ourselves to facilitate attending to a stimulus
In the orienting response...
occurs when we automatically jerk our hand/foot back from a hot or sharp object.
The flexion response...
is a fixed sequence of responses elicited by a specific stimulus.
A fixed action pattern...
sometimes called species specific behaviors or instincts.
Fixed action patterns tend to be unique to certain species and are therefore...
have evolved to help animals cope with consistent aspects of their environment.
Fixed action patterns are adaptive responses that...
a dramatic change in the environment may render the pattern useless or harmful.
A problem could result from a fixed action pattern when...