REDUCTION TO ESSENCE RULE By N., Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 In application of the fuzzy trace theory, the presumption that individuals across all age ranges are biased to obtain the general idea of a message. REDUCTION TO ESSENCE RULE: "The fuzzy trace theory was originally proposed by Charles J. Brainerd and Valerie F. Reyna." Related Psychology Terms VERBATIM TRACE METATHEORY CONTACT HYPOTHESIS SCIENTIFIC JURY SELECTION RIGHT TO EFFECTIVE TREATMENT DECAY THEORY ENGRAM KINESIOTHERAPY TRANSITIVISM RIGHTS OF PATIENTS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "REDUCTION TO ESSENCE RULE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reduction-to-essence-rule/ (accessed March 1, 2021).