What is STIMULUS SAMPLING THEORY (SST)?

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a mathematical learning theory stating that stimuli are composed of hypothetical elements and that on any given learning trial a sample of those elements becomes associated with the desired response

STIMULUS SAMPLING THEORY (SST): "Stimulus sampling theory is a mathematical learning theory that says stimuli are composed of hypothetical elements and that on any given learning trial a sample of those elements becomes associated with the desired responses."

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