boomerang effect

boomerang effect
a situation in which something has the opposite effect from the one you intended

Some pesticides have a boomerang effect by wiping out natural predators.


English dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • boomerang effect — phrase a situation in which something has the opposite effect from the one you intended Some pesticides have a boomerang effect by wiping out natural predators. Thesaurus: unpleasant results and effectssynonym Main entry: boomerang …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boomerang effect — Social Psychology The theory of psychological reactance (that people act to protect their sense of freedom) is supported by experiments showing that attempts to restrict a person s freedom often produce an anticonformity boomerang effect (Brehm,… …   Wikipedia

  • boomerang effect — /ˈbuməræŋ əfɛkt/ (say boohmuhrang uhfekt) noun an unexpected consequence of an action, decision, relationship, etc …  

  • Boomerang (disambiguation) — A boomerang is a curved wooden implement, some of which if thrown correctly will return to the location it was thrown from.Boomerang may also mean:In Bionicle*A specialized explosive weapon used by the Order of Mata Nui member Hydraxon.In… …   Wikipedia

  • boomerang — I UK [ˈbuːməˌræŋ] / US [ˈbuməˌræŋ] noun [countable] Word forms boomerang : singular boomerang plural boomerangs a curved stick that comes back to you when you throw it. It was traditionally used by Australian aboriginals for hunting. • boomerang… …   English dictionary

  • boomerang — boo|mer|ang1 [ bumə,ræŋ ] noun count a curved stick that comes back to you when you throw it. It was traditionally used by Australian ABORIGINALS for hunting. boomerang effect a situation in which something has the opposite effect from the one… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Boomerang Generation — is one of several terms applied to the current generation of young adults in Western culture, born approximately between 1975 and 1986.Fact|date=February 2007 They are so named for the frequency with which they choose to cohabitate with their… …   Wikipedia

  • Boomerang — A boomerang is a simple implement used for various purposes. It is primarily associated with Australian Aborigines, but has been found amongst peoples of North East Africa, Sardinia, Arizona, southern California Native Americans, and in India.… …   Wikipedia

  • Boomerang (1992 film) — Infobox Film name = Boomerang image size = 200px caption = Theatrical release poster director = Reginald Hudlin producer = Barry W. Blaustein, Brian Grazer, David Sheffield, Mark Lipsky, Ray Murphy Jr., Warrington Hudlin writer = Screenplay:… …   Wikipedia

  • Effet Boomerang — En psychologie sociale, on parle d effet boomerang quand une tentative de persuasion a l effet inverse de celui attendu et renforce les attitudes de la cible plutôt que de les modifier. Il a par exemple été mis en évidence expérimentalement par… …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”