Behavior Development

 

Nature vs. nurture

 

All behavior patterns are both genetic and environmental in origin.

            Genes affect environments and environments turn on genes.

 

Study of behavior in earth 20th century

Ethology = 'biological study of behavior'

            Saw 'instincts' = behavior patterns 100% genetic in origin.

Psychology (Behaviorism)

            Saw behavior shaped by learning

 

Imprinting

            filial imprinting (Lorenz)

            habitat imprinting

            maternal imprinting