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Your comprehensive guide to behaviors

Why learn about behaviors?

This newspaper article will provide all of the information you will need to gain a better understanding of animals and humans! In just a few pages, everything will be made clear!
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This is the most important part of the article (but please keep reading). Behaviors are the actions that organisms take in response to other stimuli, and greatly vary based on inherited and learned memories.
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Nature vs Nuture

There are two main opposing schools of thought. There are questions on whether are behaviors are learned from other peers, or if they are given at birth. There are also questions on the extent of how much we can learn other people without being constrained by genetics. Innate abilities, such as sucking on a teat, breathing, and crying are born abilities to mammals (specifically humans).

Conditioning

Conditioning the process of creating unique responses with certain stimuli. The two main types are classical conditioning and operant conditioning.
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Classical Conditioning

Classical Conditioning is the process of manipulating an unconditioned stimulus to guarantee a conditioned response. The Pavlovian dog example is by far the most well known.
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Operant Conditioning

In contrast to classical conditioning, operant conditioning uses reinforcement and punishments to gain certain reactions to certain scenarios.