BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM

n. the relationship between how persistent the behavior is and the rate at which this same behavior is reinforced. It describes the activity which goes on when manipulations occur to disrupt this behavior and when there is resistance to change. Thus, the harder it is to disrupt the activity, the faster and greater its behavioral momentum.

BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM: "As to behavioral momentum when taking tests, the easier the student finds it to follow instructions, the faster he or she completes the test."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/behavioral-momentum/ (accessed July 15, 2020).
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