POST HOC FALLACY By N., Sam M.S. - 11 with regard to statistics and experimental design, the erroneous inference that since B came after A, then A elicited B. This is comparable to the idea of false cause in philosophy. POST HOC FALLACY: "The ultimate outcome of a post hoc fallacy is not always incorrect." Related Psychology Terms METAPHYSICS HEAD INJURY (CHRONIC TRAUMATIC DISORDERS) The Anatomy of Research and the Scientific Method CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams Dissociative Identity Disorder BEFORE-AFTER DESIGN ESTHETICS DATA SNOOPING ENGINEERING PSYCHOLOGY (Human Engineering) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "POST HOC FALLACY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/post-hoc-fallacy/ (accessed December 4, 2022).