Human instincts

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"It is generally agreed that humans are born without predetermined attitudes toward targets, except perhaps a few stimuli closely related to survival (e.g. aversions to pain and cold, attractions to breast milk and the human face)."1

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This page is for collecting information related to specific human hard-wired traits and behavior patterns which could reasonably be called "instinct", as well as specific areas where humans lack instinct. More general observations about human behavior should be filed in human nature.



1998-03-01 The Heritability of Attitudes: A Study of Twins