DEPENDENCE

1. A person's state when the need assistance from others.2. See substance dependence. 3. Operant conditioning. The causal relationship between the response and the consequence that results in a contingency.

DEPENDENCE: "Joe's dependence was on his mediacl team to look after him each day."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/dependence/ (accessed October 13, 2019).
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