BALLISTIC

refers to a movement (or part of a movement) in which the motion, once initiated, is not altered by any feedback-based corrections, and continues regardless. The term ballistic is sometimes also used, incorrectly, to describe any rapid movement. See also ballism.

BALLISTIC: "A person with ballistic behaviors continues with these behaviors irrespective of any feedback."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BALLISTIC," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/ballistic/ (accessed March 28, 2020).
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