SENSITIVE DEPENDENCE By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 a tendency for dynamic systems to be sensitive to initial conditions that can diverge over the time. Read about the chaos theory for more understanding and conceptual clarity. SENSITIVE DEPENDENCE: "Sensitive dependence is an example of the butterfly effect." Related Psychology Terms BUTTERFLY EFFECT BUTTERFLY EFFECT SITUATED COGNITION FAMILY SYSTEMS THEORY STRESS MANAGEMENT SELF-IMAGE STAGE 1 SLEEP GENERAL SYSTEMS THEORY SPINAL CORD INJURY STORY MODEL Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "SENSITIVE DEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sensitive-dependence/ (accessed May 17, 2019).