B FIBER

refers to a myelinated nerve fiber of the autonomic nervous system that transmits nerve impulses to a sympathetic chain. B fibers are approximately 2mm...

BACKWARD DISPLACEMENT

in parapsychology, this refers to experiments using zener cards or similar targets. The results are recorded when a participant's call or guess matches the...

BALANCE 1

n. refers to a harmonious relationship or equilibrium of opposing forces. See also autonomic balance- balance theory- homeostasis. 2. n. also refers to the...

BALLISTIC

refers to a movement (or part of a movement) in which the motion, once initiated, is not altered by any feedback-based corrections, and continues...

BAREFOOT V ESTELLE

n. a U.S. Supreme Court case documented in 1983, the results of which ended in a decision to uphold the death sentence. Although the...

BARTLETT TECHNIQUE

n. a study of memory which is founded on the theory that memory goes beyond being simply reproductive. Rather, it is constructive and reconstructive....

BASELINE PERFORMANCE

n. a measure against which performance can be assessed, compared, and thus, projected. The rate of behavior is measured first before introducing possible intervention....

BASIC RULE

n. in psychoanalysis, the fundamental rule of all which talks about spontaneity. In order to gather the most valid thoughts, feelings, and memories from...

BATTERED WOMEN

n. women who are physically beaten and abused by their legal spouse or domestic partner. Considered an act of violence against women, wife beating...

BEAT GENERATION

n. the emergence of a group of talented and influential writers back in the 1950's. These writers included the likes of novelist Jack Kerouac...

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