n. the concept that, while a constraint exists, it remains a limiting factor which stands in the way of achieving the behavior desired. As such, people tend to acquire a learned helplessness when they continue to fail at the task despite repeated efforts to control that limiting stimuli. See behavioral contagion.

BEHAVIOR-CONSTRAINT THEORY: "The Behavior-Constraint Theory helps you understand that the entire organization suffers when there is a perceived constraint somewhere in the system or among its people."
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