REINFORCING CAUSE

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Any circumstance which tends to perpetuate healthy or maladaptive behaviors in a subject. Typically used in correlation with negative consequences.

REINFORCING CAUSE: "Sexual abuse was a reinforcing cause of her psychological condition."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REINFORCING CAUSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/reinforcing-cause/ (accessed August 13, 2022).

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