CONCAVEATION

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noun. With regard to animal behavior, a type of sensitization in which a virgin female starts to show adequate mothering traits via repetitive exposure to young animals, regardless of the fact that she has no previous experience doing such or hormonal changes geared toward such.

CONCAVEATION: "Concaveation is seen in many animal packs, most commonly among primates."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CONCAVEATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/concaveation/ (accessed December 1, 2021).

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