CULPABILITY By N., Sam M.S. - 17 noun. 1. accountability for a negative result. 2. with regard to law, the act of being deemed legally accountable for your own behavior and subject to lawful punishments. CULPABILITY: "She accepted culpability for the accident immediately." Related Psychology Terms LEGAL PSYCHIATRY (Forensic Psychiatry) Terms of Service ANTISOCIAL REACTION ADOLESCENCE (Theories) CHILD PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE MODEL PENAL CODE IN DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "CULPABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/culpability/ (accessed June 25, 2022).