AGGRESSIVE MIMICRY

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imitation during which the actual physical or attitudinal characteristics (or each) of a vulture-like species strongly mimics those of a non-vulture species, resulting in possible targets that are driven to come to the marauder more easily.

AGGRESSIVE MIMICRY: "The character of the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood, during his attempts to disguise himself, is the perfect example of aggressive mimicry."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "AGGRESSIVE MIMICRY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/aggressive-mimicry/ (accessed December 1, 2021).

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