- the branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and resulting sensations and mental states.
Origin of psychophysics
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The relations so determined constitute the newest of the sciences, psychophysiology or psychophysics.Herbert Spencer
J. Arthur Thomson
- (functioning as singular) the branch of psychology concerned with the relationship between physical stimuli and the effects they produce in the mind
- The branch of psychology that deals with the relationships between physical stimuli and sensory response.
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