EXTRINSIC REINFORCER

is the binary opposite to an intrinsic reinforcer. An extrinsic reinforcer is directly related to the reward which stems from it. For example, in...

FEAR OF FAILURE

is a relatively normal and actually well documented persistent and irrational axiety of failing to complete a certain task or meet a specific standard....

FIVE-FACTOR PERSONALITY MODEL (FFM)

a personality model where 5 dimensions of difference are used, extraversion, neuroticism, conscientiousness, agreeableness and openness to experiences are the cores of personality. Proposed...

FREQUENCY

the term that is used to describe the number of repetitions of a periodic signal or event.

FUNCTIONAL FIXEDNESS

a term used in problem solving where there is a tendency to cling to set patterns and overlook possible new approaches. May overlook different...

GENERALIZABILITY

the term that applies to the accuracy with which results or findings can be transferred to situations or people other than those originally studied,

GROUP CLIMATE

the relative degree of acceptance, tolerance and freedom of expression that is a feature of the relationships within a counselling or therapy group. Can...

INTERNALIZATION

1. Unconscious mental process where characteristics, beliefs, feelings and attitudes of other people are assimilated into your own self. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Process used...

INTRAGROUP CONFLICT

Confrontation or disagreement between two or more members of a single group. Compare intfrgroup conflict

ISOLATION OF AFFECT

a defence mechanism when a traumatic event is experienced without the emotion associated with it.

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