SHY-BOLD CONTINUUM

the tendency of some people to be fearful and cautious of new things and others who can't wait to explore new things. The more...

SOCIAL NORMS

These norms prescribe the appropriate way to respond in social situations but also that which should be avoided. They apply across group settings, social...

GAF SCALE

Abbreviation of global assessment of functioning that is a numerical scale from 1 -100 used by mental health practitioners.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

1. It is about how we control our own behaviour. 2 A behaviour therapy program where people are trained to modify an undesirable behaviour....

FALSE-ALARM RATE

is the number or proportion of incorrect answers such as "Yes" or "No" given as final responses to tasks within an experiment. See also...

SELF-PERCEPTION

a person's view of themselves and of any mental or physical attribute that makes up the self. Also called a self-percept. Have a look...

PITUITARY GLAND

a gland, pea-sized in humans, which is located at the base of the brain, linked by a stalk to the hypothalamus. It is divided...

NEGATIVISM

is a characteristic associated with a variety disorders. Negativism otherwise is the persistent resistant to suggestions of others, even when these suggestions may be...

SOCIAL DISAPPROVAL

the rejection and condemnation of a person for an action or behaviour the group sees as wrong. Compare social approval.

SCREENING

Preliminary assessment of a client to ascertain his or her fitness for health related or psychiatric therapy in general, a particular treatment strategy, or...

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