GROOMING By N., Sam M.S. - 18 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 AFFECTIONAL DRIVE DELAYED REACTION FIGURE-DRAWING TEST DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM AMYGDALA (Amygdaloid Complex) LASHLEY, KARL SPENCER (1890- 1958) ANTISOCIAL REACTION CANNON, WALTER BRADFORD (1871-1945) BESTIALITY (Zooerasty, Zoophilia) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GROOMING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/grooming/ (accessed December 2, 2021).