BASIC REFLEXES

n. first and foremost, they are inherent sensorimotor responses to stimuli. Among the earliest to manifest, these are involuntary and not learned. They are, however, predictable as shown by early reactions such as sucking, grasping, and eye movement towards the source of sound or light. Consistent with the Theory of Cognitive Development formulated by Jean Piaget.

BASIC REFLEXES: "Under basic reflexes, flexor reflexes such as the withdrawal reflex cause you to automatically draw away that part of your body (e.g. your hand) from a painful stimulus (e.g. a hot frying pan)."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BASIC REFLEXES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/basic-reflexes/ (accessed April 17, 2021).
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