SENSITIVE DEPENDENCE By N., Sam M.S. - 16 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 Identifying Relevant Theories and Models Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development HEARING BUTTERFLY EFFECT ADOLESCENCE (Theories) DYNAMIC APPROACH EMOTION (Theories) JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) ABSOLUTE THRESHOLD STIMULUS (literally “goad”) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SENSITIVE DEPENDENCE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/sensitive-dependence/ (accessed July 1, 2022).