Origin of a problem which is separate from its effect, either due to space or time, but is still considered to be the ultimate genesis of the problem. Predicating event in a causal chain. See also: causal latency.
REMOTE CAUSE: "The remote cause of Justin's anger problem lay in his childhood."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "REMOTE CAUSE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/remote-cause/ (accessed March 21, 2023).