FLOCKING By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the term that is used to describe the grouping of birds that comes from a social attraction and interaction. Related to colonial nesting and is different to aggregation. See herd instinct. FLOCKING: "We see flocking in groups of birds." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL INSTINCT BROOD PARASITISM GEROPHILIA SEXUAL ORIENTATION GRID MANTRA SOCIAL INTERACTION ANDROGYNOPHILIA SOCIOPETAL SOCIAL ANIMAL ASOCIAL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FLOCKING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/flocking/ (accessed January 19, 2021).