DIFFERENTIAL REINFORCEMENT OF OTHER BEHAVIOR (DRO)

Used to decrease the rate of a targeted response. Also called ommission training.

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE (GAF SCALE)

the name of scale that is used to plan treatment and outcomes on Axis V of DSM-IV-TR's system. Reflects levels of psychological, occupational and...

EXPLANATORY STYLE

The way a person describe an event or their personal history.

WITHIN-GROUP VARIANCE

the variance among identically remedied people in the same group or populace. Commonly referred to as intraclass variance.

CONSUMMATORY RESPONSE

proposed by American euthologist Wallace Craig, the definitive reaction in a sequence of behavior targeted at the achievement of a need, generating a lessening...

UTILIZATION REVIEW (UR)

an official review of the need and quality of services rendered inside a hospital or clinic or via an individual care provider. Conducted by...

VALUE-EXPRESSIVE FUNCTION OF AN ATTITUDE

the role one's outlook can play in the demonstration of core values. An individual may take on a positive outlook toward a religious figure...

GAF SCALE

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

INTRUSIVE THOUGHTS

The flow of ongoing events that are mental and interrupt task related thoughts in spite of persistent efforts to avoid them. They are an...

SIGN TRACKING

found in conditioning behaviour directed towards a stimulus that is paired with a reinforcer.

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