GRADIENT OF EFFECT By N., Sam M.S. - 27 In stimulus-response sequence. Response is reinforced if it is close to the reinforced response. Further away it is less reinforced. GRADIENT OF EFFECT: "Gradient of effect deals with distance from the reinforced response." Related Psychology Terms REACTION TIME (Response Latency) AUDITORY SPACE PERCEPTIO LAW OF CONTIGUITY STIMULUS (literally “goad”) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) HABIT AVOIDANCE GRADIENT AVOIDANCE LEARNING RORSCHACH TEST Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GRADIENT OF EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/gradient-of-effect/ (accessed July 3, 2022).