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The term practice can have a number of subtly different meanings in psychology

As Reber and Reber point out they identified 21 seperate definitions of the term that they felt were reflected in the psychological literature[1]. They noted four main definitions:

These meanings are distinguished because of theoretical discussions of the relationship between learning and performance.

  • Any habitually performed ritualized behavior
  • Any behavior that is customary or traditional, particulaly within a particular culture.

Other meaningsEdit

  • To carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions;[private practice]]
  • Rehearsal


Types of practiceEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. *Reber, A.S & Reber, E.S. (2001). Dictionary of Psychology. London. Penguin.
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