BODY IMAGE ASSESSMENT (BIA)

n. an assessment tool for measuring body image. Here, participants are presented with an array of silhouettes progressing in built from very thin...

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...

BOUNDED RATIONALITY

n. a concept about decision-making in which human rationality is constrained by the amount of information they have access to, their own cognitive ability...

BEGGING THE QUESTION

n. an informal fallacy wherein the initial premise entails the final conclusion. In line with circular reasoning, it is the type wherein the proposition...

BETHANECHOL

n. a cholinergic drug administered orally or subcutaneously to selectively stimulate muscarinic receptors. These, in turn, stimulate the contraction of the urinary bladder in...

BEHAVIORAL APPROACH SYSTEM (BAS)

n. one of two motivational systems which govern human and animal behavior. Activated by incentive motivation, the response is towards the stimuli as something...

BLIND

adj. denoting an inability to see, or in experimental psychology, refers to a condition wherein both the participant and the researcher (or data collector)...

BASE-RATE FALLACY

n. an error in prediction and decision-making which occurs when base rate is ignored as a prior probability. As such, the factor of base...

BIOENGINEERING

n. the use of engineering principles as applied to biological processes. The focus is on designing, testing, and manufacturing aids and devices which take...

BEFORE-AFTER DESIGN

n. in clinical study, refers to an experimental design which analyzes results before and after trials. A pre-test and then a post-test are administered...

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