PREPARATION By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 noun. with regard to mental psychology, the procedure involved in escalating readiness for an activity. PREPARATION: "The preparation tactics the therapist used must have helped a great deal!" Related Psychology Terms UNCONSCIOUS PROCESS COOPERATION COMPUTER SIMULATION PARALLEL SEARCH TRIANGULATION TRIANGULATION CROSS-DRESSING VALIDATION CONFRONTATION THINK-ALOUD PROTOCOL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREPARATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/preparation/ (accessed April 3, 2020).