FOLLOWING BEHAVIOR By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the name of a species-specific trait seen in some young animals where they will follow after a parent or a surrogate parent. It is a style of imprinting behaviour. FOLLOWING BEHAVIOR: "Following behaviour is a form of imprinting." Related Psychology Terms ANIMAL PATERNAL BEHAVIOR SPECIES-SPECIFIC BEHAVIOR FILIAL IMPRINTING RELEASER SEXUAL CONDITIONING NEST BUILDING ANIMAL MATERNAL BEHAVIOR BOWLBY, EDWARD JOHN MOSTYN SENTINEL BEHAVIOR MIGRATION BEHAVIOR Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FOLLOWING BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/following-behavior/ (accessed March 2, 2021).