BASELINE By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 A set of behaviours used as a control from which other results are usually compared against. Controls are used in this fashion to guage the effect of different variables on behaviours for example. BASELINE: "Physicists can use the theory of relativity as a baseline for further research. All current theories, have grown from baseline research." Related Psychology Terms BASELINE PERFORMANCE CAUSAL PATH CAUSAL LATENCY FASHION FALSE-UNIQUENESS EFFECT CONCOMITANT VARIATION MECHANISTIC INTCRACTIONISM DIRECTIONALITY PROBLEM METHOD OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS SHEEP-GOAT EFFECT Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BASELINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/baseline-2/ (accessed October 16, 2018).