consistency principle

con·sis·ten·cy prin·ci·ple

in psychology, the desire of the human being to be consistent, especially in attitudes and beliefs; theories of attitude formation and change based on the consistency principle include balance theory, which suggests that one seeks to avoid incongruity in one's various attitudes.
See also: cognitive dissonance theory.

con·sis·ten·cy prin·ci·ple

(kŏn-sis'tĕn-sē prin'si-pĕl)
psychology The desire of human beings to be consistent, especially in their attitudes and beliefs; theories of attitude formation and change based on the consistency principle include balance theory, which suggests that people seek to avoid incongruity in their various attitudes.
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Sinopec Group headquarters and its subsidiaries will be offset against the previous year operating expenses in the current period write-downs and losses, failure of internal consistency principle offset sales profits in the financial statement consolidation process, resulting in more than 738 million yuan accruals problems.
At the same time, according to the spatial consistency principle, each pixel of the background will be randomly updated into the neighbor model.
As one frame could not contain N samples of a specific pixel, according to the spatial consistency principle of neighbor pixels, we can fill the background model for N times with its neighbor pixels.
According to the consistency principle of neighbor space, the grayscale values of ghost area are close to its neighbor pixels.
The commitment and consistency principle presents a challenge when wooing a prospective customer or client who has been using a rival company for a long time.
Supreme Court established a consistency principle in its race-based equal protection cases.
The new consistency principle, under which discrimination against whites is subject to strict scrutiny, conflicted with the Court's established criteria for declaring a group to be a suspect or quasi-suspect class entitled to heightened scrutiny, which focused on such considerations as the history of discrimination against the group and its political powerlessness.
I demonstrate that, in light of the consistency principle, an aggrieved heterosexual can bring a challenge to such a policy and seek heightened equal protection scrutiny even though the Court has yet to establish heightened scrutiny for laws discriminating against gays and lesbians.
This Article concludes that announcing heightened scrutiny in such a case--which under the consistency principle would benefit gays and lesbians in battles over marriage equality, parenting rights, and the like--would present a particularly appealing vehicle to the Court's center, represented by Justice Kennedy, whose jurisprudence to date simultaneously demonstrates support for gay rights and hostility toward affirmative action policies.
Hogan, (105) a post-Craig, pre-Croson decision, the Court reaffirmed the consistency principle (without so labeling it), emphasizing that the fact that a law "discriminates against males rather than against females does not exempt it from scrutiny or reduce the standard of review.
Thus, the Cleburne Court seemed to take as given a general underlying consistency principle that would require laws designed to benefit the mentally retarded to be subjected to the same heightened scrutiny that they were seeking in Cleburne to have applied to laws discriminating against them.
For example, Tognazzini [28] stresses the need to be sufficiently flexible in the management of an interface standard to allow developers to deviate from the consistency principle when they have very good reasons to do so.

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