DENYING THE CONSEQUENT By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 Logic. If a conditional statement is accepted as true then the negative can be inferred as well. Also called modus tollens. See affirmimg the antecedent- affirming the consequent. DENYING THE CONSEQUENT: "Denying the consequent is where the negative aspect is also true." Related Psychology Terms DENYING THE ANTECEDENT FORMAL FAL CONDITIONAL REASONING EXCLUDED MIDDLE PRINCIPLE ANTECEDENT BIVALENCE FICTION BIVALENCE BAYES' THEOREM BELONGING Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DENYING THE CONSEQUENT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/denying-the-consequent/ (accessed July 4, 2020).