SUPPRESSOR VARIABLE By N., Sam M.S. - 95 a variable used to suppress that apparent relationship between 2 other variables. See third variable problem. SUPPRESSOR VARIABLE: "A suppressor variable will reduce the relationship of 2 other variables." Related Psychology Terms A Comparison of Maternal and Paternal Filicide Evaluation of a Quantitative Study ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Ethics and Legal Course: Landmark Legal Case SEXUAL DEVIATIONS (GENERAL) The Anatomy of Research and the Scientific Method INHIBITION CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY Terms of Service RAPE Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SUPPRESSOR VARIABLE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/suppressor-variable/ (accessed July 1, 2022).