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The minimum stimulation needed to detect a particular stimulus 50% of the time
- Adapting our current understanding (schemas) to incorporate new information
- The process by which the eye's lens changes shape to focus near or far objects of the retina
A desire for significant accomplishment; for mastery of skills or ideas; for rapidly attaining a high standard
A test designed to assess what people have learned
- In classical conditioning, the initial stage, when one links a neutral stimulus and an unconditioned stimulus so that the neutral stimulus begins triggering the conditioned response.
- In operant conditioning, the strengthening of a reinforced response