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Conspecificity is a concept in biology. Two or more individual organisms, populations, or taxa are termed conspecific if they are considered to belong to the same biological species. I HATE BIOLOGY Biology is the branch of science dealing with the study of life. ... In biology and ecology, an organism (in Greek organon = instrument) is a complex adaptive system of organs that influence each other in such a way that they function as a more or less stable whole and have properties of life. ... A taxon (plural taxa) is an element of a taxonomy, e. ... In biology, a species is the basic unit of biodiversity. ...


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The Neuropsychology of Forgiveness (679 words)
Conspecific congruence probably developed out of the structures in the brain that underlie the ability to form classes of groups with perceived similarities.
Conspecific congruence is asserted when all members behave to maintain social balance within a group.
A positive change in conspecific congruence occurs with kindness or a favor, with the consequent obligation to return it to balance the incongruence.
Imitation in Animals (11262 words)
Others have suggested that the mere presence of a conspecific will facilitate the acquisition of a new response for the same reason (Gardner and Engel, 1971) or because the conspecific may have the ability to reduce fear in the observer (Davitz and Mason, 1955; Morrison and Hill, 1967).
Being in the presence of an active conspecific (i.e., one that is working for food but that is responding in a way that is irrelevant to the target response) might constitute an even better control than mere presence.
It appears that exposure to a fearful conspecific or to a snake alone is insufficient to produce fear of snakes in the observer.
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