ORIENTING RESPONSE

1. a behavioral reaction to a changed, new, or abrupt stimulant, for instance, turning one's head toward the location of an abrupt sound. Commonly referred to as orienting reflex.

ORIENTING RESPONSE: "Orienting responses are specifically sought when examining newborn babies."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "ORIENTING RESPONSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/orienting-response/ (accessed November 17, 2018).
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