CULPABILITY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 CRIMINALLY INSANE AMERICAN LAW INSTITUTE MODEL PENAL CODE IN VALENCE REINFORCEMENT SURVEY SCHEDULE ABERRATION AIM-INHIBITED PREDICATE AFFIRMATIVE PHARMACODYNAMICS OUTCOME DEPENDENCE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CULPABILITY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/culpability/ (accessed September 16, 2020).