ACCIDENTAL PROPERTY

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traits belonging to an object or person that are not vital to it's being or survival. Commonly referred to as accidental reinforcement, which is an event which occurs with no planning due to a reinforcement occurring after the said event.

ACCIDENTAL PROPERTY: "Accidental property is often confused with cause and effect- such as the tendency people have to lean in the same direction as they turn the wheel of their car on a sharp turn, with said leaning having no real effect on the car's ability to make the turn or the person's ability to withstand it."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ACCIDENTAL PROPERTY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/accidental-property/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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