BEHAVIOR THERAPY

in psychotherapy, refers to a broad method which combines both the psychological and behavior analytical aspects of therapy. In particular, it applies principles such...

BEHAVIORAL INHIBITION SYSTEM (BIS)

n. the other of two motivational systems which govern human and animal behavior. The system activates an avoidance behavior as a response to perceived...

BIOLOGICAL FACTOR

n. Anything which affects the function and behavior of a living organism. Internally, this factor can be a physical, physiological, chemical, neurological, or genetic...

BEHAVIOR THEORY

n. an attempt to explain behavior through generally-accepted principles. The initial assumption is that behavior can be explained and further described using behavioral theories....

BIZARRE DELUSION

n. an odd and strange conviction bordering on the fantastic and unbelievable. Despite evidence to the contrary, the person cannot at all be convinced...

BIOLOGICAL THERAPY

Treatment for mental disorders that try to alter physiological function.

BILATERAL LESION

n. a lesion which specifically involves both sides of the body or an organ. It holds especially true for lesions of the cerebral hemispheres...

BANDWIDTH

n. 1. refers to the range of information available from measuring instruments. Greater bandwidth is generally associated with lower fidelity. 2. the width of...

BOTTLENECK MODEL

n. in psychology, refers to a model based on any of the three bottleneck theories used for gauging attention. For instance, assuming that a...

BIOSOCIAL

adj. anything which relates to the interaction between biological and social factors. In line with human behavior, it may be used for disorders in...

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