PREFERENCE FOR CONSISTENCY

initially postulated by American psychologists Jason T. Newsom and Melanie R. Trost, a characteristic showing the degree to which an individual wants to preserve consistency among components in their mental system.

PREFERENCE FOR CONSISTENCY: "The researchers leading this trial have a strong preference for consistency."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PREFERENCE FOR CONSISTENCY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/preference-for-consistency/ (accessed February 21, 2020).
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