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Scot E. DOwd Ph.D.
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See if it is possible to start a large project here on this forum

Under behavior what would be the major catagories you would use? (limit to 5 and each must stand on its own) How would you phrase the behavior terminology under this first level.

e.g.

behavior
-instinct
-cognitive
-feeding
-reproductive

Riha
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I suggest to start with 2

I suggest to start with 2 major categories of behavior:
1. Native
2. Experimentally-induced

Scot E. DOwd Ph.D.
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OK, this is a good idea

OK, this is a good idea especially from a scientific standpoint. Now lets consider what major behavioral catagories would reside under

Native
what would be good major headings? e.g.

-instinctive
- cognitive

Bettye
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Well, I'm a novice here, but

Well, I'm a novice here, but I'll give it a shot:

-instinctive (innate)
Survival
Mating/courtship

- cognitive
Learned skills that aid survival, like tool use, food cacheing
Ability to communicate across species
Complex thought and problem solving skills (like Fu Manchu, the ape that made tools to master his escape from the zoo).

jorja
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this is good. But for

this is good. But for experimentally induced, there are two categories,
1 to mimick the naturaln stimulation to evoke natural behavior
2 designed and animal have to learn to perform. (like water maze).

Riha wrote:

I suggest to start with 2 major categories of behavior:
1. Native
2. Experimentally-induced