EXTRANEOUS VARIABLE

is a variable which inadvertantly effects the course of an experiment, specifically the dependent variable, normally without the knowledge of the researchers, but nonetheless...

FEARFUL ATTACHMENT

Adult attachment style with a negative internal model of attachment of yourself and of other people. It comes about by doubting their competence and...

FOOD FADDISM

the dietary practice based on exaggerated and often incorrect beliefs about the effects of food or nutrition on health, particularly for the prevention or...

FRUSTRATIVE NONREWARD HYPOTHESIS

a proposition that consistently withholding reinforcement of responses during operant or instrumental conditioning leads to an internal state of frustration manifested in a variety...

GAF SCALE

Abbreviation of global assessment of functioning that is a numerical scale from 1 -100 used by mental health practitioners.

GOAL ORIENTATION

1. Tendency for a person to physically and mentally position themselves toward their goal. 2. Characteristic of a person tending to direct their behaviour...

INTEREST TEST

an inventory where the person is asked to express their likes and dislikes for a range of different activities and attitudes. They are compared...

INTERVENTION RESEARCH

Activities designed to measure how much better a situation is after modification that is systematic and to measure or has been imposed and the...

INVOLUNTARY ATTENTION

A prominent stimulus and the attention that is captured by it, an example in the field of the visual peripheral tile, rather than deliberately...

LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

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