STEP-DOWN TEST By N., Sam M.S. - 13 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 AVOIDANCE LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT TESTS DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIP HOARDING RORSCHACH TEST APRAXIA (literally, “inability to act or do”) ANIMAL BEHAVIOR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY SCHOLASTIC APTITUDE TESTS MUSIC TESTS Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "STEP-DOWN TEST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/step-down-test/ (accessed July 2, 2022).