VESTED INTEREST By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 the degree to which an outlook item is viewed as being associated with an individual's material self-interest. It is presumed to be a determinant of associated structures. VESTED INTEREST: "Vested interest is a major determinant of the magnitude of an outlook." Related Psychology Terms PERSPECTIVE CRYSTALLIZATION UNIVERSAL GRAMMAR (UG) PRECONCEPTION CUMULATIVE SCALE UTILITARIAN FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE PERSONIFICATION PRURIENT INTEREST NONATTITUDC PART-OBJECT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VESTED INTEREST," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vested-interest/ (accessed April 5, 2020).