CAUSAL LATENCY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 1. The time between a cause and its related effect. See delayed effect. 2. Used in path analysis and is about thequality of the variables. CAUSAL LATENCY: "The causal latency between the rain and the flood was about 2 hours." Related Psychology Terms CAUSAL PATH CAUSAL PATH CAUSAL LATENCY CAUSAL ORDERING CAUSAL ORDERING CAUSAL CHAIN GENERAL LINEAR MODEL CAUSAL CHAIN FACTORIAL INVARIANCE PROPENSITY ANALYSIS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAUSAL LATENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/causal-latency-2/ (accessed March 1, 2021).