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Is there a term for when you commit an action, and since it was easy/you got away with it, you justify doing it again? - Psychology Questions



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So for example, Batman will never kill anyone because once he does, he knows he'll potenitally continue doing so since he already did it once.

Another example, sometimes at 2am when I'm driving home, there is no one on the road so I could easily run almost every red light. But I don't do that because I may get into a habit of doing that.

I know my question is something along the lines of habitual behavior, but I want to know what starts/justifies certain behaviors like the ones I described above.




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