Stimulus discrimination occurs in psychology when there are different consequences for the same behavior depending on the situation. An example of a stimulus discrimination is a joke that could be told with the result of... More »

In biology, a stimulus is a change in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to change its behavior in order to make the environment more satisfactory. For instance, hunger motivates animals to seek food, pr... More »

One example of individual discrimination is when a hiring manager intentionally passes over a qualified woman in favor of a less-qualified man for a management position. Another example is when a business operator refuse... More »

Neutral stimulus is part of the model of classical conditioning in the field of behavioral psychology that states a stimulus elicits a response, with neutral stimulus so named as it does not provide the desired response ... More »

In psychology, absolute threshold is the smallest amount of intensity from a stimulus that is detected by a person's senses. These senses include vision, hearing, taste, touch and smell. More »

In biology, a stimulus is a change in an organism's surroundings that causes the organism to change its behavior in order to make the environment more satisfactory. For instance, hunger motivates animals to seek food, pr... More »

An encoding failure in psychology refers to a situation in which information does not enter the brain's long-term memory. In these instances, the brain simply does not store all the information a person sees. More »