PSYCHOANALYST

A specially trained therapist who utilizes Freudian theories and practices to treat mental disorders. In the U.S., psychoanalytically training begins with training as psychiatrists...

DELAYED REINFORCEMENT

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

LIFE-HISTORY METHOD

an interview which takes a structured approach to obtaining historical data about events when evaluating an individuals current functioning.

GAMBLER'S FALLACY

failure to recognise a chance event and gives the belief that an outcome can be predicted that is based on chance outcomes in the...

RELATIVE EFFICIENCY

Ratio of efficiency between two procedures, theoretically depending on sample size for the given procedure, though most often used in comparisons made between a...

MENTAL PRACTICE

is the use of imagery with respect to the mastery of a skill.

PERITRAUMATIC DISSOCIATION

a temporary dissociative experience which takes place at or near the time of a traumatic occurrence. Those impacted might feel as if they're watching...

SELF-DIFFERENTIATION

a tendency to see recognition for your own [personality and uniqueness in a group. To find out how I am different from others while...

CONTINUOUS REINFORCEMENT (CRF)

in operant and instrumental conditioning, the strengthener of each reaction.

THEORY

a managerial philosophy which tries to integrate facets of Japanese management practices into American corporate society. It stresses participative decision-making by workers, the facilitation...

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