DISTAL STIMULUS

The object that acts or stimulates a sense organ. Also called distal variable. Compare proximal stimulus.

DISTAL STIMULUS: "An odour is a distal stimulus."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DISTAL STIMULUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/distal-stimulus/ (accessed October 13, 2019).
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