CONSOLIDATION

noun. 1. The development of a long-lasting memory during the period of time subsequent to an educational event. 2. the biological activities through which...

CONTINGENT REINFORCEMENT

1. with regard to behaviorism, making the introduction of beneficial stimulants and, more seldom, the removal of unfavorable stimulants depending on the functioning of...

CRITICAL VALUE

the value of either one of the ends of a critical region, that being, either one of the values beyond or beneath the point...

CONSTRAINT

the restriction on the functioning of a language rule in a way that it can only be used in specific ways or contexts.

CAUSATION

n. an empirical relationship which exists between two events which can be summed up as one event (the cause) bringing about the occurrence of...

CONCURRENT SCHEDULES OF REINFORCEMENT

a process in operant conditioning wherein more than one unique support schedules, each correlated with an independent response, are in effect at the same...

CONTRADICTORY REPRESENTATION

a state wherein a cognitive image blocks another image from presenting, thereby resulting in strife between them.

COVERT DESENSITIZATION

a type of desensitization therapy wherein a person is assisted in mastering a worry or fear by learning to be at peace while remembering...

CULTURE-BOUND SYNDROME

a trend of cognitive illness and irregular behavior which is specific to a small ethnic or cultural populace and doesn't conform to Western categorizations...

CALIFORNIA PSYCHOLOGICAL INVENTORY (CPI)

n. An inventory of items designed to test the personality characterstics of adolescents and adults on four measurement classes. Consisting of 434 true-or-false statements,...

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