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Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892

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4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
ISBN: 9781305389892
Textbook Problem

What is the difference between an instinctive behavior and a learned behavior?

Summary Introduction

To review:

The difference between instinctive behavior and learned behavior.

Introduction:

Behavioral responses are a set of actions and response in an individual when it interacts with the stimuli in the environment. It is classified as instinctive and learned behavior on the basis of acquiring the responses.

Explanation

The differences between instinctive and learned behavior are given in the table below:

Instinctive behavior Learned behavior
Instinctive behavior is based on genes, that is, such responses or actions are present in an organism genetically and are perfectly expressed even when appearing for the first time. Learned behavior is acquired by an organism from experience, after repeated exposure to a stimulus over a fixed interval...

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