Genes, Environment, & Behavior Crossword

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QUESTIONS LIST: LEARNED : Behavior determined by gene structures that may become fixed or plastic; may require prior experience and are triggered by a stimulus., INNATE : Behavior determined by genes that is developmentally fixed and does not require prior experience but requires a stimulus to initiation the behavior., HABITUATION : Loss of responsiveness to unimportant stimuli., ASSOCIATIVE : Learning to associate a stimulus with a response., CLASSICAL : A type of conditioning in which one associates a neutral signal given before a behavior (reflex)., OPERANT : A type of conditioning in which a reinforcement or punishment after a behavior strengthens the association., OBSERVATIONAL : Learning by watching others and copying., IMPRINTING : A form of learning by which young of spine species associate an aspect of some stimulus with their care-giver., KINESIS : Non-directional movement of an animal in response to the intensity of a stimulus., TAXIS : Directional movement of an animal in response to a stimulus gradient (positive or negative)., ORIENTATION : Use of a compass direction to determine the direction of movement., PILOTING : Movement relative to landmarks., NAVIGATION : Movement that involves both orientation and piloting., OPTIMALITY : Theory which predicts that the behavior that maximizes the difference between the costs and benefits of the behavior will result in the highest fitness.