n. a recurrence of two or more responses which occur in a prescribed arrangement or order. These patterns of behavior develop through operant conditioning. They are also described as chains of behavior, which are complexly linked from simpler, smaller segments. Also called behavioral pattern.
What is BEHAVIOR PATTERN?
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BEHAVIOR PATTERN: "Most species exhibit a specific behavior pattern when it comes to feeding, mating, and reproduction."
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