ARBITRARY MATCHING TO SAMPLE

a variation of a matching to sample task in which the correct alternative during the choice phase represents an arbitrary relationship between the stimulus and the choice. For example, after presentation of a blue telephone stimulus as a sample, the correct choice may be to select a large triangle. Also known as symbolic matching to sample.

ARBITRARY MATCHING TO SAMPLE: "An arbitrary matching to sample task is a task in which a person is asked to link a stimulus and response that seems to be logically unrelated. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ARBITRARY MATCHING TO SAMPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/arbitrary-matching-to-sample/ (accessed March 3, 2020).
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