RATE OF CHANGE By N., Sam M.S. - 16 The change in a variable per unit time divided by the value of the variable prior to the change. Example: rising from 10 to 20 the rate of change is (20-10)/10=10/10=a rate of change of 1. RATE OF CHANGE: "The rate of change in the variable was 1." Related Psychology Terms LEARNING ADDS SOCIAL CLASS (Social Stratification) HOMOSEXUALITY (ETIOLOGY AND THERAPY) SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) DREAM-STATE (D-STATE, REM- STATE) A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide ALCOHOLIC ADDICTION CHILD ABUSE (The Battered-Child Syndrome) CHILD PSYCHIATRY MANIC-DEPRESSIVE REACTION (GENERAL) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RATE OF CHANGE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/rate-of-change/ (accessed June 27, 2022).