What is Learned Behavior?

Learned behavior includes any behavior that is the result of nurture rather than nature. What is classified as learned or inate behavior is still being studied by behavioral scientists, but the current consensus is that human beings are social animals whose natural instincts (nature) cause them to help one another. To prove this to yourself, try dropping an object in front of a toddler and look sad. Time after time, the toddler will pick it up and hand it to you. Not picking up something dropped by someone is considered a learned behavior. A child might learn by example not to help others.