SOCIAL LOAFING

where a person reduces their effort when working in a social situation. Compare social facilitation. See social interference.

BEHAVIORAL CONTINGENCY

n. that possibility that there may or may not be a relationship between an individual's specific response and the frequency and regularity by which...

BEHAVIOR PATTERN

n. a recurrence of two or more responses which occur in a prescribed arrangement or order. These patterns of behavior develop through operant conditioning....

DESCRIPTIVE NORMS

The socially determined standards or morms describing how people react , feel and think in any given situation. Compare injunctive norms.

FOLLOW-UP COUNSELING

1. The steps taken by a therapist to help a client with any ongoing problems or new symptoms that may occur. 2. Evaluating a...

RECIPROCAL ALTRUISM

A type of helping behavior that is perpetuated when one individual helps another at some future time the second individual returns to kindness either...

FOLLOW-UP STUDY

the study undertaken to see if the short term effects of a therapy will continue after a certain period of time. It is to...

EXPERIMENTAL GROUP

The group or participants exposed to the variable.

PROBLEM-FOCUSED COPING

A coping strategy differentiated from others by the presence of ideas designed to decrease or eliminate stressors by generating solutions to a specific problem...

DELAYED REINFORCEMENT

Reinforcement that happens after a response. Delay may be signaled or unsignaled.

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