CAUSAL LATENCY

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n. a phenomenon in which there may be a lengthy interval (i.e. a period of dormancy) between the actual cause and the effect that it produces. As such, there is an apparent separation between these two temporal events: the cause and the effect. More so, remote causes can be expected to have larger and longer causal latencies. See delayed effect.

CAUSAL LATENCY: "Causal latency happens when a certain cause does not exert an immediate effect."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CAUSAL LATENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/causal-latency/ (accessed December 2, 2021).

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