DETERRENCE

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The idea that punishment will stop a person or deter them from engaging in the same behaviour.

DETERRENCE: "Joe used removing TV watching as a deterrent to his sone for bad behaviour."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "DETERRENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/deterrence/ (accessed August 10, 2022).

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