CONTINGENCY-GOVERNED BEHAVIOR

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behavior which is completely and exclusively the result of strengthened possibilities, and happens without discussion or weighting of consequences or effects.

CONTINGENCY-GOVERNED BEHAVIOR: "Trying to use a parking meter that is out of order, depositing quarters and subsequently losing them, is an example of contingency-governed behavior."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CONTINGENCY-GOVERNED BEHAVIOR," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/contingency-governed-behavior/ (accessed November 30, 2021).

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