LAW OF ASSIMILATION By N., Sam M.S. - 99 The theory that an organism will respond to new stimuli based on reactions to familiar stimuli. Also known as generalization. LAW OF ASSIMILATION: "The law of assimilation helps to explain an individuals response to new stimuli." Related Psychology Terms REACTION TIME (Response Latency) EMOTION (Theories) HEARING STIMULUS (literally “goad”) Identifying Relevant Theories and Models FROMM, ERICH (1900—) RORSCHACH TEST Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ATARACTIC (Atanndc) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "LAW OF ASSIMILATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/law-of-assimilation/ (accessed October 3, 2022).