CONFUSION

noun. A disruption of awareness marked by amazement, a lack of cognitive or behavioral clarity, and confusion for place, individual, and time. Commonly referred...

CONTINUOUS REINFORCEMENT (CRF)

in operant and instrumental conditioning, the strengthener of each reaction.

COST-REWARD ANALYSIS

with regard to social psychology, a design which tries to depict helping behavior with respect to the supports and prices correlated with certain helping...

CRISIS INTERVENTION

1. the intermittent improvisation, instead of particularly remedial, utilization so psychotherapy or counseling to help people, families, and sets of people who have been...

DEBRIEFING

The process after a research project where the participants are given more details about the project.

ACCENTUATION THEORY

Henri Tajfel's concept that points out a tendency to over-emphasize the differences between things belonging to different categories, and likewise, amplify similarities between things...

ACTIVE RECREATION

a type of leisure treatment where a person actively takes part in an operation, like running, which demands actual physical and cognitive effort.

AFFECT REGULATION

the act of trying to change or extend one's emotional attitude or disposition.

AMBIVALENCE

noun. 1. introduced by Swiss psychiatrist Eugen Bleuler, the parallel existence of confounding emotions and outlooks, such as sweetness and bitterness or goodwill and...

APATHY SYNDROME

describes a pattern of self-preserving emotional insulation (indifference or detachment) adopted by many prisoners- of-war, for example, in an effort to maintain their mental...

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