POPULATION STEREOTYPE

with regard to ergonomics, generalizations about the perceptual, mental, or physical traits of a set of users, which are pertinent to the modeling of...

ASSOCIATIVE THINKING

an unconscious or uncontrolled cognitive activity in which the mind wanders

BEHAVIORAL CONTRACT

n. a document which describes in detail the rewards and consequences of agreeing to a new behavior and replacing a former one. In psychotherapy,...

PRECIPITATING CAUSE

the specific aspect, at times, a distressing or damaging experience, which is the immediate cause of a cognitive or physical disorder. A sole precipitating...

ANTECEDENT

1. an event preceding or occasioning another event - setting the stage for a particular response. 2. In linguistics, the noun or pronoun to...

EXPRESSED EMOTION (EE)

Negative emotions that are expressed by family members to the person with a mental or emotional disorder.

UTILIZATION REVIEW (UR)

an official review of the need and quality of services rendered inside a hospital or clinic or via an individual care provider. Conducted by...

SELF-REPORT BIAS

This problem arises when people do a self-report and try to make a good impression of them or are unsure of how to answer...

FRUSTRATION

1. thwarting of impulses and actions. 2. Emotional state when thwarting happens. 3. Psychoanalytic theory. Damming up of psychic energy which seeks an outlet...

CRONBACH'S ALPHA

a record of interior regularity, that being, the variant to which a group of objects touch a sole, one-dimension structure. Commonly referred to as...

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