AFFORDANCE By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. The values of a stimulant or an item that determines it's usefulness as it pertains to a living body. AFFORDANCE: "The car afforded Samantha with transportation to get to and from work so she wouldn't lose her job after all." Related Psychology Terms PERCEPTUAL CONSTANCY PART-OBJECT PERCEPT CONTRACTILITY OVERSHADOWING OBJECTIVE AFTEREFFECT TOUCH PREHENSION PRECONCEPTION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AFFORDANCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/affordance/ (accessed March 31, 2020).