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consequence

(kŏn′sē-kwĕns)
1. Any result, conclusion, or effect.
2. In psychology, the end result of a behavior, which may be positive, negative, or neutral.
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Summary: Natural consequences - the painful results of one's actions - are the best teachers of all
First, in many criminal cases, the most significant penalty at stake is a collateral consequence rather than incarceration.
While some collateral consequences have an important, specific function--for instance, preventing someone who has been convicted of a sex offense from serving as a foster parent --others apply broadly to anyone with a criminal conviction, regardless of whether the consequence is relevant to that person's crime and whether they are likely to reoffend.
Glenn and Malott (2004) subsequently refined the concept of metacontingency by introducing a reference to the receiving (social) system, which receives the aggregate product and delivers a cultural consequence which functions as an environment change that selects the IBCs and their aggregate product.
In two experiments simulating choices suspects face in police interrogations, undergraduate subjects altered their behavior to confess to illegal activities in order to relieve short-term distress (the proximal consequence) while discounting potential long-term (distal) consequences.
In particular, he asks what conditions must be met in order for a sentence to be a logical consequence of others.
Reports of any consequence were more likely among females and sexually experienced students than among males and those who had never had intercourse.
The reason for this behavior is most often the lack of a proper behavioral consequence.
But with pay-as-you-go, every such proposal would have to be linked directly to a consequence, and those consequences will not be popular.
Mittlestaedt argues that serious accidents aren't the consequence of one thing but the result of a sequence of events: "in most cases it takes three, four, or five mistakes that must occur in sequence to create a serious failure.
MANY COMPLAIN THAT TV AND MOVIE VIOLENCE has become commonplace and coarse, but what I worry about is that too much of it has no cost or consequence.