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Object constancy refers to the knowledge that an object remains the same despite changes in the how it is viewed.

Object discrimination problem refers to the behavioral task used in Ungerleider and Mishkin’s experiment in which they provided evidence for the ventral, or what, visual processing stream. Monkeys were required to respond to an object with a particular shape.

Object naming latency task refers to the procedure that measures how fast a person can name an object flashed in the left or right visual field

Object permanence is a concept, gained in infancy, that objects continue to exist even when they are hidden from view. Likewise, Object Permanence refers to the understanding that physical objects continue to exist even though we cannot see them. According to Piaget, this does not develop until infants are eight (8) months old or more. Moreover. Object permanence is a cognitive capacity described by the developmental Psychologist Jean Piaget , which is initially absent in the infant, but subsequently develops. The infant is unable to store in memory a representation of an object that is removed from view. In essence, what is out of sight is "out of mind."

Object relation refers to modern development in Psychodynamic theory involving the study of how children incorporate the memories and values of people who are close and important to them.

Object relations refers to one's unconscious representations of important people in one's life.

Object relations theories are outgrowths of psychoanalytic theory that focus more on relationships with the objects, such as the mother which satisfy instinctual needs, rather than on the needs themselves.

Object relations Theory refers to a modern Adaptation of psychoanalytic Theory that places less emphasis on the drives of Aggression and Sexuality as motivational forces and more emphasis o

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