FREEZING BEHAVIOR By N., Sam M.S. - 21 the term for a form of passive avoidance where a person remains still and makes no effort to run or hide. Occurs in wild animals. See immobility. FREEZING BEHAVIOR: "The deer showed freezing behaviour in the car's headlights." Related Psychology Terms NURSERY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE AVOIDANCE LEARNING ANTISOCIAL REACTION REACTION TIME (Response Latency) SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY (Forensic Psychology) CHILD PSYCHIATRY HABIT ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "FREEZING BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/freezing-behavior/ (accessed July 4, 2022).