MCTATHETIC

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denotes the theory that a change in the magnitude of a stimulus can change the body's reaction to that stimulus. For example, a light smell may be sweet and pleasing, whereas an overwhelming smell may become unbearable and unpleasant.

MCTATHETIC: "According to the mctathetic effect, touching a warm stimulus will elicit a different response then touching a boiling hot stimulus which is observed in most cases."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "MCTATHETIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/mctathetic/ (accessed October 5, 2022).

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