NOMINAL STIMULUS

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is the stimulus which is introduced or highlighted by the experimenter, however, the stimulus presented is not always the functional stimulus, it may just be a distraction.

NOMINAL STIMULUS: "Nominal stimuli always evoke a response in the receptive organism but they aren't always the functional stimulus."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "NOMINAL STIMULUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nominal-stimulus/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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