Glossary L

Law of disuse refers to Thorndike's contention that infrequently used associations become weak. In 1929, Thorndike discarded this Law of disuse.

Law of Effect refers to Edward Lee Thorndike's effect of rewards or punishments on behavior.

Law of effect is defined as a principle of learning that maintains that behavior is guided by its previous consequences. Behaviors that have met with prior reinforcement persist, and those that have not perish.
Law of exercise refers to Thorndike's contention that the strength of an association varied with the frequency of the association's use. Thorndike discarded this law in 1929.

Law of familiarity refers to a Gestalt law of perceptual organization that states that things are more likely to form groups when the groups appear familiar or meaningful.

Law of frequency refers to a law of association holding that the more frequently two (2) items occur together, the more strongly they are associated. Law of frequency, in general states that the more often events are experienced together, the stronger they become associated in memory .

Law of good continuation refers to a Gestalt law of perceptual organization that states that points that, when connected, result in straight or smoothly curving lines are seen as belonging together, and that lines tend to be seen in such a way as to follow the smoothest path.

Law of good figure please see Law of Pragnanz

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