BEHAVIORAL HOMOLOGY

n. in the evolutionary and developmental context, refers to behavioral similarities observed in species which share a common ancestral origin. As a functional similarity, it tends to manifest as a behavioral pattern. Also called behavior homology.

BEHAVIORAL HOMOLOGY: "Due to behavioral homology, a common behavior can be observed among human beings as a species."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL HOMOLOGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-homology/ (accessed October 19, 2020).
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