1. Behavioural psychology. The state where an organism anticipates an event based on previous experience. 2. Cognitive psychology. Mental set determining hiow a person approaches situations. 3. Motivation theory. Person's belief that an action will produce a certain outcome. 4. Statistics. Expected value of a variable.

EXPECTANCY: "The physical signs of expectancy include attention and musculat tension."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "EXPECTANCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/expectancy/ (accessed November 24, 2017).