BREAKTHROUGH By N., Pam M.S. - April 7, 2013 n. a sudden and major advancement in science and research which leads to a forward step in treatment and therapy. It is a much awaited event, especially after a prolonged and unproductive plateau. BREAKTHROUGH: "Every medical breakthrough in science and medicine has somehow managed to save a life." Related Psychology Terms BREAKTHROUGH PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSOR AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS) SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION BASIC RESEARCH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF PSYCHOL PSI CHI PROCESS RESEARCH DATA COLLECTION RIGHT TO TREATMENT Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BREAKTHROUGH," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/breakthrough/ (accessed February 17, 2020).