STATE By N., Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 condition of a system or entity that features a relative stability of its elements. The components or elements are essentially stable by quality, it is not impossible for them also to be dynamic. STATE: "State refers to the stability or situation of a element." Related Psychology Terms SOCIAL ORGANISM TRANSITIVITY CONSTANCY PRINCIPLE SCHIZOID-MANIC STATE FAMILY COUNSELING BALANCE THEORY ANDROID ANATOMICAL AGE SATELLITE CLINIC CAUSE Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "STATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/state/ (accessed October 16, 2019).