BIOGENIC AMINES

A group of amines (derivatives of amino acids), three of which are known to exert important influences on the nervous system: epinephrine, norepinephrine and...

BIRTH ADJUSTMENTS

When a baby is born he goes through the most abrupt, complete, and dramatic change of surroundings in his entire life. For nine months...

BEERS, CLIFFORD

author of A Mind That Found Itself (1908). This written account vividly described in detail the stages of his own mental illness and recovery....

BEHAVIOR MAPPING

n. in line with activity mapping and data collection, refers to a technique which enables you to study the activities of people in a...

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...

BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY

n. a specific study of human and animal behavior which assesses the impact of both evolution and the environment. It studies the interaction between...

BEHAVIORAL MODEL

n. a detailed concept of the required behavior or the desired behavior pattern. This conceptualization includes a systematic description of psychological disorders as noted,...

BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE

n. a scientific discipline which studies the actions and interactions of organisms, particularly humans and animals. These activities are monitored through observational and experimental...

BEHAVIORIST

n. in psychology, refers either to the person or to the school of thought which practices behaviorism. For instance, a person who advocates behaviorism...

BELL CURVE

n. in statistics, refers to the classic curve obtained from plotting the graph of a normal distribution. This curve is characterized by a large,...

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