is a general term used to describe the range of movements which organisms will undertake when responding to a threat. Threatened organisms typically attempt to guard their vital organs, such as the heart and lungs etc using extremities, such as the arms in humans.

FEAR RESPONSE: "If a lion was to jump out on a safari group, the well documented fear response would activate immediately, causing the people to move."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FEAR RESPONSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/fear-response/ (accessed April 11, 2021).