DECOMPOSITION By N., Sam M.S. - 16 The process that takes a complex item and breaks into its elements. Organisms also break down by decomposition. DECOMPOSITION: "When using decomposition to solve a problem, it is broken down into simpler problems." Related Psychology Terms INHIBITION ADOLESCENCE (Theories) COMPLEX OEDIPUS COMPLEX (Oedipus Situation) CEREBRAL CORTEX LEARNING (GENERAL) Discrimination and Mental Illness in the LGBT Population BINET, ALFRED (1857-1911) LOCKE, JOHN (1632-1704) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DECOMPOSITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/decomposition/ (accessed December 4, 2021).