RELEASER

Highly specific stimulus that triggers species-specific behavior. See also: imprinting, innate releasing mechanism. Also known as: releasing stimulus, sign stimulus.

RELEASER: "Imprint of ducklings on their mother is one example of a releaser in action."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RELEASER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/releaser/ (accessed July 10, 2020).
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