Definition of Law of effect

1. Noun. (psychology) the principle that behaviors are selected by their consequences; behavior having good consequences tends to be repeated whereas behavior that leads to bad consequences is not repeated.

Generic synonyms: Law, Law Of Nature
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Law Of Effect

law of common fate
law of conservation of energy
law of conservation of matter
law of constant numbers in ovulation
law of constant proportion
law of contiguity
law of continuation
law of contrary innervation
law of cosines
law of definite proportions
law of denervation
law of diminishing marginal utility
law of diminishing returns
law of double negation
law of effect (current term)
law of equal areas
law of equivalent proportions
law of excitation
law of excluded middle
law of gravitation
law of initial value
law of intestine
law of isochronism
law of large numbers
law of motion
law of multiple proportions
law of nations

Literary usage of Law of effect

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1. Psychology: A Study of Mental Life by Robert Sessions Woodworth (1921)
"THE law of effect We come now to a law which has not so accepted a standing as ... The " law of effect " may, however, be regarded simply as a generalized ..."

2. The Psychology of Childhood by Naomi Norsworthy, Mary Theodora Whitley (1918)
"Speedy working of law of effect. — A second reason is that the law of effect plays its part immediately in these practice experiments. ..."

3. The Education of the South African Native by Charles Templeman Loram (1917)
"The Operation of the Law of Effect.—A fourth, and in the writer's opinion the chief, reason for the apparent arrest of development is to be found in the ..."

4. Educational Method by National education association of the United States Dept. of supervisors and directors of instruction (1922)
"Now the law of effect says that next time he will be less likely than he was this time ... Go "Well, you've scored on that application of the law of Effect, ..."

5. Behavior: An Introduction to Comparative Psychology by John Broadus Watson (1914)
"244) the two laws of learning are stated as follows: "The law of effect is ... Furthermore, ho calls it a law of effect, whereas it is obvious that it is a ..."

6. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1913)
"The Law of Effect.—To the situation, 'a modifiable connection being made by him between an ... As a corollary to the law of effect we have the fact that the ..."

7. Private International Law by William Henry Rattigan (1895)
"And by this last expression was understood the law of Effect of the place of domicil as it existed at the time of the testator's death, domicil on and thus ..."

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