|order effect (n.)|
|Applies to||systems, system functions|
|Coiner||Frank W. Putnam|
- Certain headmates not being able to be accessed without being proceeded by specific alter: alters within subsystems, for example;
- Physiological differences, like "headmate A" showing increased heartrate when proceeded by "headmate B", but showing lowered heartrate when proceeded by "headmate C";
- Increased passive influence;
- Altered appearance or behavior based on the previous fronter, especially headmates that do not have very defined traits, like fragments; and
- Certain alters having a natural propensity to front after others, like in-system siblings.
History[edit | edit source]
"Order effect" is a term with multiple meanings in the context of psychology. It can refer to the structure of survey questions impacting answers, order of treatments given to a patient, and within specific conditions like Bipolar Disorder. Its application to plurality was developed by Frank Putnam, hence the attribution to him.
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References[edit | edit source]
- The Switch Process in Multiple Personality Disorder and Other State-Change Disorders by Frank W. Putnam: https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/36679915.pdf