PRIMING

Cognitive psychology term for an effect caused by the repeated experience of a stimulus. Priming states that the effect of repeated exposure to a stimulus will facilitate or inhibit the processing of the same stimulus after repeated exposure. In repetition priming suggests that repeated exposure to a particular stimulus will cause a subject to identify the same stimulus later in the test. Semantic priming holds the same effect with words or signs.

PRIMING: "Priming led the subject to eventually ignore the stimulus of the flashing light."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/priming/ (accessed August 25, 2019).
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