BEHAVIOR DYSFUNCTIONS CLASSIFICATION

n. a less-clinical classification of psychological and behavioral dysfunctions. Theoretically, it was presumed that these types of dysfunctions had a biological etiology and, thus,...

BEHAVIOR SYSTEM

n. a collection of related activities which are designed to fulfill a common goal or purpose. When these activities are seen as a system,...

BEHAVIORAL CRITERION

n. the distinct behavior which must consistently exist in an individual in order for a diagnosis to be accurately made. Thus, actual, observable data...

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...

BEHAVIORAL PROFILE

n. a summary of the characteristic traits and behavior patterns of an individual. Through tests and experiments, a more detailed profile is formed from...

BEHAVIORALLY ANCHORED RATING SCALE (BARS)

n. an appraisal method which rates performance, usually on the job. Behavior-based, this measure evaluates employee performance on a point-scale by rating their job...

BELIEF SYSTEM

n. a set of beliefs which guide and govern a person's attitude. Usually, it is directed towards a system such as a religion, philosophy,...

BENCHMARK JOB

n. a specific job or position which serves as a reference point for evaluating other jobs below or above it. This type of benchmarking...

BENZTROPINE

n. a class of drugs which act as antiparkinsonian agents (e.g. Cogentin). Anticholinergic in property, they help reduce the chemical effects of being under...

BETA MOVEMENT

n. a form of optical illusion in which there is apparent movement in fixed images. When stationary stimuli are presented successively across the visual...

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