PRINCIPLE OF OPTIMAL STIMULATION

Theoretically, the principle of optimal stimulation explains the tendency of organisms to learn responses that lead to a preferred level of stimulation.

PRINCIPLE OF OPTIMAL STIMULATION: "The subjects in the experiment tended to use learned responses that led to the most comfortable amount of excitement. This principle is called the principle of optimal stimulation."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRINCIPLE OF OPTIMAL STIMULATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/principle-of-optimal-stimulation/ (accessed February 11, 2020).
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