SUBLIMATION

In the psychoanalytic theory, it is a defence method which result from the unacceptable aggressive and sexual drivers but it become acceptable socially. Such...

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...

TARGET STIMULUS

the stimulus that people in a test or procedure must respond to. Among many stimuli, a person selects the one to which he responds...

SIGNAL ANXIETY

Psychoanalytic theory. The anxiety arising from a response to internal conflict or an impulse and acts a sign of impending threat that results in...

CONFOUNDS

noun. factors that fluctuate with the independent variable and whose affects on the dependent variable are subsequently hard to distinguish through empirical observation from...

BIPOLAR

adj. the condition of vacillating between two extreme poles, for instance, that of mania and depression. The term usually applies to affective conditions which...

INTROVERSION-EXTRAVERSION

Self orientation from introversion the range or continuum characterised by inward and concerns self directed and behaviours to extraversion, characterised by outward and social...

DISTORTION

1. Unconscious process of altering emotions and thoughts or the conscious misrepresentation of facts. 2. Psychoanalytic theory. Using dream work to modify forbidden thoughts...

EGO-DEFENSIVE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE

The role that an attitude plays in maintaining and enhancing our self esteem.

BACKUP REINFORCER

in behavior modification, this refers to a reward given to a client in return for tokens he or she has earned due to compliant...

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