DELAYED EFFECT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 An effect that is not seen until some time after the event. See causal latency- remote cause. DELAYED EFFECT: "A tsunami is a delayed effect from an earthquake." Related Psychology Terms REMOTE CAUSE CAUSAL ORDERING CAUSAL LATENCY PROXIMATE CAUSE REMOTE PERCEPTION CAUSAL ORDERING FALSE CAUSE SHEEP-GOAT EFFECT EFFECTANCE BUTTERFLY EFFECT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DELAYED EFFECT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/delayed-effect/ (accessed October 25, 2020).