STEREOTYPE

a set of generalisations about a group of people or a social category. It may correct or incorrect. Mostly, these statements are exaggerated. See...

BEHAVIOR

n. an action, activity, or process which can be observed and measured. Often, these actions, activities, and processes are initiated in response to stimuli...

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,

STRESS

Is the state which is seen in response to internal or external stressors. Every system of the body responds to stress in varying ways....

AVOIDANCE BEHAVIOR

any behavioral act that enables an individual to avoid anticipated unpleasant or painful situations, stimuli, or events, including conditioned aversive stimuli. See also avoidance...

Collectivist and Individualist Cultures

Collectivist cultures tend to use an authoritarian parenting style to instill cultural values or beliefs in the children. On the other hand, individualist cultures...

OBSESSION

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

Counseling Children and Adolescents on Death

Research suggests that bereaved children are a vulnerable population, at increased risk for social impairment and psychopathology (Baker, Sedney, & Gross, 1992). Multiple factors...

AFFECTIVE STATE

any kind of sentimental condition, often in which someone's feelings control their consciousness.

VALUE-EXPRESSIVE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE

the role one's outlook can play in the demonstration of core values. An individual may take on a positive outlook toward a religious figure...

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