FREEZING BEHAVIOR

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."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FREEZING BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/freezing-behavior/ (accessed June 25, 2021).
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