GROOMING By N., Pam M.S. - May 11, 2013 the term for the basic function of caring for yourself by cleaning and maintaining your hair, body and appearance standards. Animals groom by picking insects of themselves. GROOMING: "The 2 monkeys were grooming each other for fleas." Related Psychology Terms FORMICOPHILIA BODY-IMAGE IDEALS BODY-IMAGE IDEALS ANIMAL GROOMING BEHAVIOR AWARENESS MATERNAL BEHAVIOR TRICHOTILLOMANIA SOCIAL INSECTS APPEASEMENT BEHAVIOR FORCED COPULATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "GROOMING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/grooming/ (accessed February 16, 2020).