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lock-and-key theory <i>n.</i>

Andrew M. Colman

in A Dictionary of Psychology

Third edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199534067
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191726828
lock-and-key theory n.

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Another name for the stereochemical theory of odour, so called because molecules with particular shapes are assumed to fit specific

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Subjects: Psychology

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