CONTROLLED OBSERVATION

an inspection made within the confines of standard and systematic circumstances instead of casual or incidental circumstances.

COUNTERTRANSFERENCE

noun. The therapy professional's unaware responses to the client and to the client's transference. These ideas and emotions are based upon the professional's own...

ACHIEVEMENT TEST

a norm-referenced and standardized test- the main goal of this examination is to calculate a persons existing skill level or competency in a specific...

ADJUSTMENT

noun. 1. a variation in personality, performance, or each by someone regarding the realized requirement or longing for modification. Change might arrive via commanded...

ANAMNESIS

noun. with regard to psychiatry, a person's individual recollection or retelling of their past regarding their growth, domestic and familial life, and medical problems,...

AROUSAL THEORY

1. the theory that the physical environment can affect arousal levels by stimulating brain-based mechanisms. Stress and arousal are created when psychological or physical...

ATTENTION-DEFICITHYPERACTIVITY DISORDER (ADHD AHD)

in DSM-IV-TR, this represents a behavioral syndrome characterized by the persistent presence (i.e., for 6 months or more) of six or more symptoms involving...

AVAILABILITY HEURISTIC

n. a common quick strategy for making judgments about the likelihood of occurrence. Typically, the individual bases these judgments on the salience of similar...

BEHAVIOR PATTERN

n. a recurrence of two or more responses which occur in a prescribed arrangement or order. These patterns of behavior develop through operant conditioning....

BEHAVIORAL TOXICITY

n. the acute, adverse effects of exposure to toxic substances. As to the severity of the condition, toxic substances such as strong chemicals and...

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