BEHAVIOR DETERMINANT

n. in psychology, refers to any factor which strongly influences and affects behavior. Whatever, this factor may be, it produces a behavioral effect which...

BIOLOGICAL DRIVE

n. the fundamental drives which govern and affect human behavior. They pertain to the most basic physiological needs of man such as hunger, thirst,...

BASELINE

n. a line that serves as a basis or reference point for observing behavior. Because this behavioral performance is stable, it is often used...

BEHAVIOR-CONSTRAINT THEORY

n. the concept that, while a constraint exists, it remains a limiting factor which stands in the way of achieving the behavior desired. As...

BEHAVIOR PROBLEM

n. an unwanted behavior which needs changing. Also, a pattern of hostile, aggressive, or disruptive behavior which goes beyond societal norms. Although it does...

BEHAVIOR CONTROL

n. the exercise of influence and authority over human behavior. For instance, undesirable behavior can be redirected through psychological manipulation in the form of...

BLIND SPOT

n. in vision, refers to the area of the eye where the image hits the optic disk and, thus, cannot be seen. In psychoanalysis,...

BENDER GESTALT TEST (Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test)

A personality test based on the way a subject copies nine geometrical figures. It is designed to throw light not only on personality structure...

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,...

BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS

n. a descriptive analysis of the internal behavior patterns which motivate or cause the overt, external behavior. There is a dynamic relationship between behavior...

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