a mathematical learning theory stating that stimuli are composed of hypothetical elements and that on any given learning trial a sample of those elements becomes associated with the desired response

STIMULUS SAMPLING THEORY (SST): "Stimulus sampling theory is a mathematical learning theory that says stimuli are composed of hypothetical elements and that on any given learning trial a sample of those elements becomes associated with the desired responses."

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*PsychologyDictionary.org*, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stimulus-sampling-theory-sst/ (accessed October 19, 2019).