instinctivist

noun
in·​stinc·​tiv·​ist | \ -tiv-əst How to pronounce instinctivist (audio) \

Medical Definition of instinctivist

: a person who views human behavior and social adaptation as the resultant of the interplay of various instinctive drives (as for survival) with environmental factors (as group relations)

Other Words from instinctivist

instinctivist or instinctivistic \ in-​ˌstiŋ(k)-​tiv-​ˈist-​ik How to pronounce instinctivist (audio) \ adjective

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“Instinctivist.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/instinctivist. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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