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species-specific behaviour

behaviours which are characteristic of all members of aparticular species. These response patterns (sometimespopularly called 'instincts') apply to behaviours such asmating, finding food, defence and raising offspring.

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September 28th 2021

cross sectional study

a research design based on selecting representative groupswho vary on a particular characteristic; when thecharacteristic is age, this design provides a means ofmaking developmental comparisons.