ACTION PATTERN

an expected attitudinal chain of actions that is evoked by select important input. For instance, for the duration of the mating time of year, a male fish, in a hostile manner protects its territory against other male fish.

ACTION PATTERN: "Action patterns can be seen in human beings most commonly in terms of instincts and the reaction patterns that come with them."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ACTION PATTERN," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/action-pattern/ (accessed July 3, 2020).
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