Skip to Content
Medical Term:

object constancy

 

Definition:

  1. the tendency for objects to be perceived as unchanging despite variations in the positions in and conditions under which the objects are observed; a book's shape is always perceived as a rectangle regardless of the visual angle from which it is viewed.
  2. in psychoanalysis, the relatively enduring emotional investment in another person.
© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide