is an umbrella term used to describe the process of one individual imitating or copying another individuals behaviour. For example, a young chimpanzee will copy its parents actions in order to learn them.

MIMETIC: "Typically observed in young children and in animals, the process of mimicking or mimetics is another process, we understand, of forming relationships."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MIMETIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mimetic/ (accessed July 31, 2021).