PREHENSION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. the action of clasping, grasping, or taking an item or reinforcing the body, generally with a limb adapted for such a reason. PREHENSION: "Who can explain the concept of prehension to the class?" Related Psychology Terms PART-OBJECT PHANTOM LIMB PINCER GRIP ABDUCTOR ABDUCTION EXTENSION REFLEX PHANTOM MIRROR CELL VIBRATION TOKEN REINFORCER Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREHENSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prehension/ (accessed May 10, 2021).