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expectancy theory

1. a theory that cognitive learning involves acquired expectancies and a tendency to react to certain objects as signs of other objects previously associated with them. Purposive behaviorism is a specific form of expectancy theory.

2. see valence–instrumentality–expectancy theory.

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