PLACING By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. a reflex motion wherein a baby raises their foot onto a surface, which takes place during the first 3 months of the child's life. PLACING: "By this point in development, your son should be exhibiting skills of placing." Related Psychology Terms EXTENSOR THRUST BABINSKI REFLEX STEPPING REFLEX TENSOR TYMPANI LEBOYER TECHNIQUE SUPINATION VERGENCE RUMINATION DISORDER LATERAL-LINE SYSTEM CONGENITAL OCULOMOTOR APRAXIA Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PLACING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/placing/ (accessed January 19, 2019).