BEHAVIORAL HOMEOSTASIS

n. the tendency of an organism to apply mechanisms of behavior in order to restore stability and maintain equilibrium. These mechanisms include thermoregulation, feeding habits, food stores, and choice of habitat. Attributed to U.S. psychologist Joseph Matarazzo (1925- ).

BEHAVIORAL HOMEOSTASIS: "Small as they are, Insects are such a hardy group of creatures because they possess mechanisms for behavioral homesostasis."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL HOMEOSTASIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-homeostasis/ (accessed January 31, 2020).
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