Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Behavior that is highly stereotyped, more complex than the simplest reflexes, and usually directed at a particular object in the environment. Learning may or may not be involved in the development of instinctive behavior; the important point is that the behavior develops toward a narrow, pre-dictable end product.

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