READINESS By N., Sam M.S. - 143 The degree of preparedness to act or respond to a particular stimulus. 2. The level of preparation for a given task sufficient to result in meaningful learning. READINESS: "Here readiness for the job was apparent from day one." Related Psychology Terms SET READINESS TESTS STIMULUS (literally “goad”) REACTION TIME (Response Latency) LAW OF CONTIGUITY ADOLESCENCE (Theories) LEARNING (GENERAL) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "READINESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/readiness/ (accessed January 24, 2022).