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a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity; a largely inheritable and unalterable tendency of an organism to make a complex and specific response to environmental stimuli without involving reason, behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level.
BGregory about seven years ago.

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pavlovian conditioning task
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    "Initial definition retrieved from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/instinct"
    NPicchetti (about seven years ago)

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    Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:a natural or inherent aptitude, impulse, or capacity; a largely inheritable and unalterable tendency of an organism to make a complex and specific response to environmental stimuli without involving reason, behavior that is mediated by reactions below the conscious level. (from merriam-webster.com)

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    Definition contributed by SAdministrator about nine years ago:No definition submitted yet

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