instincts

Species-characteristic patterns of behaviour considered innate and pre-determined rather than learned-a product of nature not nurture. What human behaviour, if any, is deemed instinctive varies between authors. Sigmund Freud's formulation of two primary instincts (drives)-life and death (Eros and Thanatos)-is well known. However, sociologists emphasize social learning, and typically eschew the concept. See also nature versus nurture debate ; sociobiology.

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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