DISTAL RESPONSE By N., Sam M.S. - April 7, 2013 The response an organism has that has an effect on the environment. Compare proimal response. DISTAL RESPONSE: "The distal response is the effect of the environment on the organism." Related Psychology Terms DISTAL EFFECT BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY SITUATIONAL DETERMINANTS AUTONOMIC REACTIVITY S-O-R BEHAVIORAL SPECIALIZATION AVOIDANCE RESPONSE ECOLOGICAL NICHE NAVIGATION PROXIMAL RESPONSE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DISTAL RESPONSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/distal-response/ (accessed October 22, 2021).