BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY

n. the capacity and degree to which human behavior can be altered by environmental factors such as learning and social experience. In theory, a higher degree of plasticity makes an organism more flexible to change, whereas a lower degree of plasticity results in an inflexible behavior pattern.

BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY: "Behavioral plasticity enables an organism to change its behavior pattern in accordance with a varying environmental conditions."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-plasticity/ (accessed October 16, 2019).
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