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."
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