PREHENSION By N., Sam M.S. - 2 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 SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) PHANTOM REACTION ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CHILD PSYCHIATRY MENTAL HEALTH AND ECONOMIC LEVEL COGNITIVE DISSONANCE (Dissonance Theory) DESCARTES, RENE (1596-1650) ANTISOCIAL REACTION ODDITY METHOD DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PREHENSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/prehension/ (accessed December 5, 2021).