CAUSATION

n. an empirical relationship which exists between two events which can be summed up as one event (the cause) bringing about the occurrence of the other (the effect). In Aristotelian philosophy, refers to the rationale that the existence of the cause is sufficient basis for the existence of the effect. See causality.

CAUSATION: "Causation states that a cause possesses the potential capacity to bring about an effect."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CAUSATION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/causation/ (accessed October 14, 2019).
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