DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS By N., Sam M.S. - 52 Anything that can influence or bias a person's behaviour. See experimenter effect- sensory leakage. DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS: "The demand characteristics can suggest the outcome or response that the experimenter desires." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) ESTHETICS FIGURE-DRAWING TEST EXPERIMENTER EFFECT HALO EFFECT Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Characteristics and Behaviors of Effective Counseling HABIT REACTION TIME (Response Latency) REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DEMAND CHARACTERISTICS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/demand-characteristics/ (accessed August 19, 2022).