APPROACH GRADIENT

the variation in the strength of an organism's drive as a function of the overall proximity to the goal. For example, a rat

APPROACH GRADIENT: "An approach gradient refers to differences in an organism's drive and activity level as it nears the desired goal, for example, food. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "APPROACH GRADIENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/approach-gradient/ (accessed April 3, 2020).
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