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What is a proximate cause?
It refers to genetic, physiological, neurological, and developmental mechanisms that underlie behavior
What is ultimate cause?
It refers to evolutionary processes that produced the capacity and tendency to behave in certain ways.
What is an example of proximate explanation?
Fixed action patterns are usually triggered by simple stimuli (releasers) such as the color of a red dot on gull chicks
What is an example of ultimate explanation?
Offspring that induce parents to feed them by pecking receive more food, grow faster, and probably also survive better.