theory refers to an explanation of status differentiation in groups which assumes that group members allocate status to group members judged to be competent at the task at hand and to group members who have qualities that the members think are indicators of competence and potential.
response properties so they become tuned to respond best to stimuli that have been repeatedly experienced in the environment. Please see also Neural plasticity ; Selective rearing.
synapses are formed and maintained as a result of the unique experiences of an individual. In contrast with Experience-expectant Processes.