RESILIENCE

The ability to adapt or rebound quickly from change, illness, or bad fortune. Also known as: psychic resilience; psychological resilience. See also: coping behavior;...

IRRITABILITY

1. Abnormal sensitivity or excessive responsiveness, as of an organ or body part, to a stimulus. 2. It is a state of excessive, easily...

FREE-RUNNING RHYTHM

the term for the cycle of behavior or physiological activity that occurs if external stimuli do not provide entrainment. See also biological rhythm.

OBSESSION

a continual thought, concept, picture, or urge which is experienced as invasive and not proper, and results in significant fear, distress, or discomfort.

DISCRIMINATED OPERANT

An operant under stimulus control where response is more likely to occur with a discriminative stimulus is present tahn when it is not.

RESIDUAL ATTENTION-DEFICIT DISORDER

A condition listed in DSM-III; child having been diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed at a later date as having attention-deficit disorder (ADD),...

DEFECTOLOGY

Russian psychology. The area dealing with learning disabilities and abnormal psychology.

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...

CONGRUENCE

noun. 1. basically, joint consent, unity, or acclimation with others. 2. with regard to the phenomenological personality theory of Carl Rogers, (i) the requirement...

ECOBEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

Assessment used in applied behaviour analysis to measure moment-to-moment effects on specific behaviours.

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