ENABLING By N., Sam M.S. - 39 1. Way of encouraging a person to meet their own needs and desires. 2. Process where aperson unwittingly aids a person's negative behaviour. See enabler. ENABLING: "Joe was enabling Lyn to keep up her pathological behaviour." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Ethics and Legal Course: Landmark Legal Case CLIENT-CENTERED THERAPY Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Dissociative Identity Disorder SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) LYING INHIBITION Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "ENABLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/enabling/ (accessed January 23, 2022).