PSYCHOANALYSIS

Psychoanalysis, as formulated by its developer, Dr. Sigmund Freud, is a treatment of psychological disorder and treatments. It is based on the assumption that...

EMOTION-FOCUSED COPING

Coping strategy focusing on regulating negative emotional reactions to a stressor. See secondary coping. Compare problem focused coping.

BLANK SCREEN

n. in psychoanalysis, refers to a figurative screen upon which a patient tries to project his or her innermost feelings and fantasies. As an...

EVALUATION OBJECTIVE

Any purposes of evaluating a program.

MECHANISM

is an umbrella term for a variety of different meanings. In terms of processes and systems, a mechanism is a device or property with...

GROUP TEST

the term that is applied to the test administered to several individuals simultaneously. Compare individual test.

MORBID DEPENDENCY

is the persistent reliance on another to provide to which degree, if removed the individual would struggle to cope independently.

PERSEVERATIVE ERROR

the ongoing repetition of an error.

CORRELATION

noun. The magnitude of a union between two traits.

NEGATIVE INCENTIVE

is an object which instead of stimulating a positive response will instead encourage and stimulate avoidant behaviours.

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