PHILOPATRY

noun. adherence to the place where someone was hatched or born. With regard to species with gender-biased dispersing, the non-dispersing species is considered to reflect philopatry. If males commonly leave the natal group to join other groups, the species reflects female philopatry.

PHILOPATRY: "Philopatry is often confused with nostalgia."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PHILOPATRY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/philopatry/ (accessed November 25, 2020).
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