POST HOC FALLACY By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 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 ARTIFACT AUTOCORRELATION BETWEEN-SUBJECTS DESIGN BEFORE-AFTER DESIGN BLOCK DESIGN UNIT OF ANALYSIS PLURALISM BLOCK DESIGN VARIABILITY RANDOM FACTOR Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "POST HOC FALLACY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/post-hoc-fallacy/ (accessed October 13, 2019).