LEAST EFFORT PRINCIPLE

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The idea that an organism will choose the action which requires the least amount of effort to conserve basic nutrients and energy.

LEAST EFFORT PRINCIPLE: "In a world where energy must be conserved, the least effort principle explains why some organisms attempt the least effort."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "LEAST EFFORT PRINCIPLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/least-effort-principle/ (accessed June 28, 2022).

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