STEP-DOWN TEST By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a memory test used in shock avoidance studies in rats and mice. The time taken to move is timed to see if the animal has remembered being shocked. STEP-DOWN TEST: "A step-down test is used on lab animals." Related Psychology Terms ELEVATED PLUS MAZE SHUTTLE BOX AVOIDANCE CONDITIONING ANIMAL BEHAVIOR GENERATION EFFECT TIGHTROPE TEST ANIMAL PHOBIA MAZE-BRIGHT AND MAZE-DULL RATS ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (A-FETOPROTEIN AFP) RECOGNITION MEMORY TEST (RMT) Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STEP-DOWN TEST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/step-down-test/ (accessed June 24, 2021).