ATMOSPHERE EFFECT

1. the tendency for particular behaviors to be stimulated by a particular situation, even when inappropriate or completely pointless - such as gesturing when...

ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLE

a person's characteristic tendencies when inferring the cause of behavior or events, that may be based on three dimensions: the internal-external dimension (whether they...

BASIC RESEARCH

n. a research study done purely for science and knowledge without necessarily being directed at a goal or attempting to solve a problem. Rather,...

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,...

BIOLOGICAL FACTOR

n. Anything which affects the function and behavior of a living organism. Internally, this factor can be a physical, physiological, chemical, neurological, or genetic...

CAREER COUNSELING

n. consultation with a trained professional on specific goal-setting in order to change or improve the direction of one's career. These counseling sessions are...

CONCEPTUAL DISORGANIZATION

not relevant, digressive, or confused oral proclamations, often consisting of neologisms and stereotypical words or phrases. Considered one of the primary indicators of disorganized...

CONSCIOUSNESS

noun. 1. the sensation that human beings claim to encounter, inclusive of cognitive details spanning from somatic and sensory interpretation to cognitive visualizations, accountable...

CORRECTIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

a department of forensic psychology affiliated with the use of counseling and medicinal approaches toward juvenile wrongdoers and criminals alike in jails, reformatories, and...

CRITERION GROUP

a group examined for characteristics that others belonging to the group are already recognized as having, generally with the intent of assuring a test...

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