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Definition of the noun habituation

What does habituation mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: habituations

  1. being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs)
  2. a general accommodation to unchanging environmental conditions

Alternative definition of the noun habituation


  1. The act of habituating, or accustoming; the state of being habituated.


habituation is a gene group, gene ontology group.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Habituation

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Google previewAdvances in Psychological Science, Volume 2 (2014)

Biological and Cognitive Aspects by Fergus Craik, Michele Robert,, Michel Sabourin

Habituation is the waning in a reflex response to successive presentations of a stimulus.4 It is widely observed with many different responses and stimuli and across species ranging from protists to humans (Eisenstein & Peretz, 1973; Jennings ...

Google previewEating Behavior and Obesity (2011)

Behavioral Economics Strategies for Health Professionals by Shahram Heshmat

Habituation is a basic form of psychological adaptation that occurs in the nervous system. Habituation is a decrease in response to a stimulus after repeated presentations. For example, a novel sound in your environment (such as a new ring ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Psychopharmacology : Drugs, the Brain, and Behavior by Jerrold S. Meyer, ISBN 9780878935109 (2014)

Psychology, Biopsychology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Habituation: Habituation is a decrease in response to a stimulus after repeated presentations. As a procedure, habituation is the repeated presentation of an eliciting stimulus that results in the decline of the elicited behavior (the process of ...

Google previewConnectionist Models of Cognition and Perception (2002)

Proceedings of the Seventh Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, Brighton, England, 17-19 September 2001

ca -sverker/ Habituation is the fundamental property that the efficiency of neural cells diminishes over repeated stimulation. A model for how habituation influences episodic tests is suggested. During encoding or presentation ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for Essential Biological Psychology, textbook by Jim Barnes (2013)

Psychology, Biopsychology by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Habituation: Habituation is a decrease in response to a stimulus after repeated presentations. As a procedure, habituation is the repeated presentation of an eliciting stimulus that results in the decline of the elicited behavior (the process of ...

Google previewComplex Webs (2010)

Anticipating the Improbable by Bruce J. West, Paolo Grigolini

Habituation is a ubiquitous and extremely simple form of learning through which animals, including humans, learn to...

Google previewBird Hazing Manual: Techniques and Strategies for Dispersing Birds from Spill Sites

by P. Gorenzel, T. Salmon

Habituation is a type of learning in which an animal stops responding to a stimulus in the absence of any reward or punishment. In the context of bird hazing, habituation is the process in which birds no longer react to sights and ...

Google previewProfessional Ethics and Human Values (2008)

by A. Alavudeen, R. Kalil Rahman, M. Jayakumaran

Habituation is an aid to the development of virtue, but true virtue requires choice, understanding and knowledge.

Google previewThe Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science (2001)

by W. Edward Craighead, Charles B. Nemeroff

Habituation is a relatively persistent waning of a response following continuous or (usuallyl repeated stimulation that is not followed by reinforcement. For some investigations it is an empirical result. while for others it is a ...

Google previewHandbook of Demonstrations and Activities in the Teaching of Psychology: Physiological-comparative, perception, learning, cognitive, and developmental (2000)

by Mark E. Ware, David E. Johnson

habituation refers to the decrease in responsiveness to a stimulus that can...

Google previewCracking the AP Psychology Exam, 2004-2005 Edition (2004)

by Princeton Review

Habituation is the process by which we become accustomed to a stimulus, and notice it less and less over time. Dishabituation occurs when a change in the stimulus, even a small change, causes us to notice it again. A good example of this ...

Google previewBiology Made Simple (2010)

by Rita Mary King

" Habituation is the simplest form of learning.

Google previewA Philosophy of Evil (2010)

by Lars Fr. H. Svendsen

Habituation is a central factor here.492 Every person has a multitude of habits they're not aware of, simply because they're not conscious of them. Instead, they form a type of “backdrop” for what we are conscious of; they determine what we ...

Google previewBehaviour (1999)

by Michael Dockery, Michael Reiss

Habituation. Habituation is the decline in response to a specific stimulus over time, when that stimulus is repeatedly presented to the organism. It is the simplest form of learning as it is limited to the repeated exposure of one specific stimulus.

Google previewPsyche-smart Autism (2011)

by Rami Serhan

Cognitively, habituation is the process of forming a template in the brain for the task in question. To form such a template, each exposure adds some of the necessary components needed to have a complete picture of the task. Overwhelming or ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Educational Psychology (2008)

by Neil J. Salkind, Kristin Rasmussen

Long-term habituation also prevents complete spontaneous recovery. Instead, the size of spontaneous recovery may decrease with each repetition of habituation followed by spontaneous recovery. Dishabituation Habituates The repeated ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Biometrics (2009)

I - Z. by Stan Z. Li

The second characteristic, habituation consists of two parts, partially habituated and fully habituated. 1.

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

See also: Habituation Habitador Mexican colloquial term for a middleman who transfers opium gum to a processing center. Habito Colloquial term for habit, addiction. Habituacion (a drogas) Addiction, habit. Habituate To accustom by frequent ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Special Education, 3 Volume Set (2007)

by Cecil R. Reynolds, Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

Habituation is a decline in response to a stimulus that is presented repeatedly but that signals the onset of no other stimulus. For example, a loud noise may evoke a startle response at first but little response after its twentieth repetition. A new ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma (2008)

by Gilbert Reyes, Jon D. Elhai, Julian D. Ford

Habituation involves a reduction in an unconditioned response (UCR) upon repeated presentation of an unconditioned stimulus (UCS). For example, habituation might involve a decrease in the startle response (UCR) when a loud noise ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Ethology (1989)

by Klaus Immelmann

Habituation Stimulus-specific ...

Google previewCampbell's Psychiatric Dictionary (2009)

by Robert Jean Campbell

habitus half-show Habituation is the ability to disregard repetitive stimuli that are neither rewarding nor harmful, ceasing to respond to stimuli that prove to have no predictive value. Habituation allows the organism to disregard irrelevant stimuli.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Obesity (2008)

by Kathleen Keller

Habituation is a process that has been observed in humans and in all other animals which results in the lessening of stimulus over time. An example is pain, which may be very sharp initially, but which becomes more manageable in the course ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stress: A-D (2000)

habituation, a decrease in the amplitude of the stress re- sponse after repeated exposure to the same ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Mind (2013)

by Harold Pashler

Repetition of the stimulus without consequence results in a decrement of the orienting response called habituation. Habituation is a form of learning in which an organism determines that the presentation of a stimulus is not paired with a ...

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It is exceedingly improbable that the identical action of the corresponding parts of the two retina is the result of a certain habituation, or of the influence of the mind. (Johannes P. Muller)
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