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Defensive Behaviors


Overview and Meaning


In response to a threat, defensive behaviors function to withstand or deter aggression.

Behaviors

Defensive behaviors are a form of Agonistic Interaction, reflecting a behavior chain of individual goal directected behaviors, which include:

  1. Crouch

Classification

Agonistic Interactions

Contexts

Agonistic interactions can occur in the context of territorial behavior, and/or dominance behavior.  Territorial behavior and dominance behavior differ in both the context that they occur, the resources under competition, and the threat behavior that initiates the interaction.

Variants

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