RESPONSE-BY-ANALOGY PRINCIPLE

Abstract principle which posits that any organism in unfamiliar situations will respond in an analogous manner to earlier responses in situations which were similar, but familiar.

RESPONSE-BY-ANALOGY PRINCIPLE: "The response-by-analogy principle accounts for the behavior of organisms in new situations."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RESPONSE-BY-ANALOGY PRINCIPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/response-by-analogy-principle/ (accessed October 20, 2021).
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