BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TASK (BAT)

n. a behavioral approach test which is used to assess the level of fear and avoidance for specific situations. The feared situation is usually...

BAROTITIS

n. a condition which resulting in pain in the ear region as a direct result from exposure to differing atmospheric pressures.

BLEULER'S THEORY

A theory about the underlying symptomatology of schizophrenia that defined 4 symptoms to diagnose the condition.

BOOSTER SESSIONS

n. in psychotherapy, refers to additional therapy sessions which are conducted periodically. These are done in order to assess the status and reinforce the...

BEHAVIORAL FAMILY THERAPY

n. a therapeutic approach which aims to help families going through difficulties in their relationships. This group treatment is learning-based and, thus, applies cognitive...

BRODMANN'S AREA

n. a grouping of areas found in the cerebral cortex. They are identified and numbered according to their specific brain functions. Area 4, for...

BEHAVIORAL HOMOLOGY

n. in the evolutionary and developmental context, refers to behavioral similarities observed in species which share a common ancestral origin. As a functional similarity,...

BLUR POINT

n. in vision and optics, refers to the point at which an object appears to blur or be out of focus. It is approximated...

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...

BLOCK DESIGN

An experimental design dividing participants into blocks of relatively homogenous groups. See incomplete block design- randomised block design.

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