1. Ability to distinguish between stimuli or objects that are different from one another. 2. Ability to respond in different ways. See learning- training. 3. Treating people from different cultures differently. See racial discrimination.

DISCRIMINATION: "Joe and Lyn showed discrimination to the Indian people down the street."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DISCRIMINATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/discrimination/ (accessed August 5, 2021).