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    Ethological theory emphases on the effect of the environment on development and on how, throughout the lifetime, awareness to the environment varies. They form on the stage-based ethics of psychoanalytic and cognitive theories. Relatively ‘sensitive periods’ are focused instead of age-based developmental stages. Attachment theory is the well identified ethological perspective based on early human bonding behaviour. John Bowlby, attachment theory is predominantly based on ethological theory, evolutionary theory and psychoanalytic theory. The attachment theory is a widely used approach for considering individual differences in child adaptation or to cope with a particular life event. Also, includes factors that affect the quality of family relations. Robert Karen discusses in his book, “Becoming Attached” that John Bowlby, a British psychoanalyst, who introduced attachment theory was influenced from Konrad Lorenz’s work. Konrad Lorenz, an Austrian zoologist, applied an experiment called imprinting on goslings. The theory states that when an animal is born, they believe their parent to be the first moving being they see upon hatching and have bond with them. The theory analyses the attachment behaviours of duck right after hatching. Within a certain time following birth, the attachment has to form. According to Lorenz, imprinting, in particularly birds, occurs between 13 and 16 hours after hatching. This is the critical period. Within 32 hours if no attachment has formed then…

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    A Lizoabat was last seen by a U.S drone flying across Panama. At first the creature was thought to be an Unidentified Flying Object because it was moving at 110mph. fortunately with the advancement of technology, image of the creature was magnified over 100x. The drone actually caught a very rare glimpse of this creature. Lizoabats are fairly large farquars with unknown origins. Some people believe that the Lizoabat is a relative of the dragon, but no researcher has made a successful attempt at…

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    The theme that I have chosen to analyze in The Call of the Wild is the power of instinct. Buck and the other dogs are living in the frozen terrain of northern Canada and they experience starvation, exhaustion, and freezing temperatures. Buck is put into a place where he must learn skills in order to survive the harsh conditions. Throughout the story we learn that Buck isn't just learning new skills, but is merely recovering primitive instincts. As you read the book, the author writes in way…

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    Example Of Groupthink

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    society, it doesn 't necessarily win, but it drives human nature and has to be actively controlled or directed. Human nature still controls many common behaviors, for example: Competitive, Dominant, Territorial, Matting Rituals for men and women, Racist, Cooperative, Communicative, Herding and Instinctual behaviors. What are instincts? Well it’s an innate, typically fixed pattern of behavior in animals in response to certain stimuli. (Webster’s) Some may say that humans can stop the instinctual…

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    A Career As A Zoologist

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    A scientist who studies animals is known as a Zoologist. The Zoology career focuses on animal behavior, diets, habitats, and the overall well-being of wildlife animals. To become a Zoologist, you must have a strong passion and understanding of all animals, from birds to lions and everything in between. Zoologists can have several different jobs, salaries, work environments, and education levels. It can also be fairly difficult to find a job in the Zoology field, but it is an overall rewarding…

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    Hitopadesha

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    Animal behavior can be traced to their physical environment habitat and their interactions with other organisms. Throughout the Hitopadesha, in numerous tale stories natural creatures were presented as characters that tried to contrary to their natural perverse behavior. Since animals do not have a developed mind as human beings, animals lack moral compass and are not able to determine what actions are acceptable in various situations. In the Hitopadesha, several animals asserted they have…

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    In the mid 1930’s, in London, England, a small girl received a stuffed Chimpanzee from her father, to commemorate the birth of a chimpanzee in captivity at the London Zoo, sparking her ambition of embarking on a career observing animals in the wild. Although at the time this was a strange ambition for a girl, she nonetheless achieved her dream, and changed the world in the process... Jane Goodall is a well renowned British primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. She is also a prominent…

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    Stress Management Theory

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    Over time the scholars have developed many theories on stress. This paper is going to focus on three of those theories: person-environment fit theory, the ethological theory, and the crisis theory. Writers own definition on stress is introduced, and the different factors that have affected writer during the stressful time in her life. Furthermore, three stressors are discussed that may affect a nursing profession and the stress management techniques that could reduce those stressors.…

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    In this paper, I am going to discuss Charles Darwin’s greatest contributions to psychology, including his theory of the evolution of instinct and the part that intelligence plays, the evolution of the mind, from the lowest animal to the highest man, and the expressions of emotion. At the end of this biographical sketch I have concluded that although Darwin’s contributions to psychology are not always acknowledged, most psychologists would agree with many of his findings. If I wanted to further…

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    Canada Geese Formation

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    John Badgerow, in his article An analysis of function in the formation flight of Canada geese, experimentally validates two proposed ideas explaining collective movement among geese. The first hypothesis, energy conservation in flight, originates from aerodynamic formations of other species and states that group flight is more efficient than solitary flight in terms of expended energy. The second proposition, orientation communication between individuals, predicts that formations arise from the…

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