FREEZING BEHAVIOR By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 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 FERAL CHILDREN FIGHTING ABSTINENCE THEORY OF MIND CAMOUFLAGE ATTACK BEHAVIOR AVOIDANCE RESPONSE BEDLAM AVOIDANCE-AVOIDANCE CONFLICT BEHAVIORAL SEX THERAPY Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "FREEZING BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/freezing-behavior/ (accessed October 17, 2021).