SATIATION By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 28, 2013 Cessation of a desire or need by satisfaction of that desire or need. Short-term waning of a reinforcer's efficacy after it has been presented repetitively. SATIATION: "The satiation of hunger can be a wonderful feeling." Related Psychology Terms ESTABLISHING OPERATION EXTRINSIC REINFORCER PROGRESSIVE-RATIO SCHEDULE SEVEN PLUS OR MINUS TWO DEMAND FEEDING, SELF-DENIAL WORD-SUPERIORITY EFFECT (WSE) GONADOPAUSE BRIEF PSYCHODYNAMIC PSYCHOTHERAPY REINFORCEMENT CONTINGENCY AUTOSHAPING Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SATIATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/satiation/ (accessed April 21, 2018).