PERCEPTUAL ANCHORING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. the procedure wherein the factors of a stimulant are comprehended as being relative to another, anchoring, stimulant. 2. Reference: symbol grounding. PERCEPTUAL ANCHORING: "Can anyone explain to the class what perceptual anchoring is in layman's terms?" Related Psychology Terms PERCEPTUAL CLOSURE SYMBOL GROUNDING PERCEPTUAL CONSTANCY PERCEPTUAL TRANSFORMATION DECONSTRUCTION ORIENTATION APPROACH CONTROL TEST DIGIT SYMBOL TELEMETRY ZENER CARDS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PERCEPTUAL ANCHORING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/perceptual-anchoring/ (accessed February 21, 2020).