SELF-PRESERVATION INSTINCT

the organism's act to save itself from any injury and to maximize its safety. It is a natural tendency found both in humans and animals. It is also known as self-preservative instinct.

SELF-PRESERVATION INSTINCT: "His self preservation instinct saved him from being injured."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SELF-PRESERVATION INSTINCT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/self-preservation-instinct/ (accessed July 26, 2017).
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