BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

n. the use of behavior change techniques to increase the frequency of adaptive behavior and decrease that of maladaptive behavior. It also makes use...

BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY

n. a school of psychology which studies aspects of behavior which are observable and measurable. It makes use of the behavior therory as a...

BLOCKING

n. a phenomenon in which a previously-learned thought process prevents or delays the learning and conditioning of new behavior. It may also be a...

CAUSALITY

n. in philosophy, refers to the concept that all events occur through causes, and that these same events are a result of preceding events....

CONFRONTATION

an assertion or aggressive difference. 2. the activity involved in openly confronting, or being motivated or mandated to confront, a perplexing circumstance, recognition, incongruity,...

CONTROL

noun. 1. control, authority, or impact on incidences, behaviors, circumstances, or individuals. 2. the management of all external circumstances and factors in an experiment...

COUNTERIDENTIFICATION

noun. With regard to psychoanalysis, a type of countertransference wherein the psychoanalyst sympathizes and aligns with the client.

DEBRIEFING

The process after a research project where the participants are given more details about the project.

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

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