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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.
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