ENABLING By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 ENABLER BELIEF-DESIRE REASONING SELF-REGULATION SUPPRESSION SELF-CONTROL TECHNIQUE FIRST IMPRESSION BELIEF-DESIRE REASONING PARTICIPANT MODELING GOAL SETTING DRAMATIZATION Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ENABLING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/enabling/ (accessed January 24, 2021).