BOUNDARY AMBIGUITY

n. a discrepancy observed when the family system is viewed from within by a member and from the outside by an observer. Thus, a...

BASIC REST-ACTIVITY CYCLE (BRAC)

n. a biological cycle which alternates between periods of wakefulness and sleep - or in other words, activity and non-activity. Typically, it goes in...

BUFFER ITEM

n. an item which is currently of no particular relevance, yet serves a purpose. In an experiment, it is interspersed between other items to...

BLIND-MATCHING TECHNIQUE

A procedure where people try to match different protocols or sets of data without knowing what the data is for.

BATTLEFIELD RECOVERY TASKS

are tasks associated with the immediate aftermath of an armed conflict which can include but is not limited to retrieving the bodies of those...

BILINGUAL EDUCATION

Instruction in 2 languages one of which is your native tongue and the other you are educated in.

BIRTH ORDER

Ordinal position of a family's children. Psychologists understand that, due to certain roles, demands and expectations within a family, birth order can affect an...

BROOD PARASITISM

n. a practice in nesting wherein the females of certain bird species (e.g. cuckoos) lay their eggs in the nest of another, thus, leaving...

BASIC CONFLICT

Was first described by Karen D. Homey, a U.S. psychoanalyst who noted the conflict between a persons dominant and repressed neurotic tendencies.

BEZOLD-BRIICKE PHENOMENON

n. the phenomenon which involves a hue shift. This intensity-dependent change in hue is based on one's perception of color at bright illumination levels....

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