TRANSGENDER

adjective. having or correlating to gender identities which vary from culturally defined gender roles and biological gender. Transgender states are inclusive of transsexualism, intersexuality,...

FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR

a tendency to overestimate the degree that behaviour is determined by personal characteristics, beliefs and attitudes that minimises the effects of the surrounding situation.

SELF-EFFICACY

a capacity to bring about a desired result. To bring desired results by performing in an efficient way is known as self-efficacy.

SOCIAL NORMS

These norms prescribe the appropriate way to respond in social situations but also that which should be avoided. They apply across group settings, social...

STAGES OF CHANGE

The 5 steps to bring a change in health behaviour: precontemplation; contemplation; preparation; action; maintenance. Referred as transtheoratical model. It was developed by U.S....

DEPRESSIVE DISORDER

A mood disorder with sadness asa symptom. See unipolar depression.

PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING

founded by Ivan Pavlov, a form of acquisition wherein an initially neutral stimulant, the conditioned stimulus, whenever coupled with a stimulant which elicits a...

GAMBLER'S FALLACY

failure to recognise a chance event and gives the belief that an outcome can be predicted that is based on chance outcomes in the...

PERSPECTIVE

noun. 1. the capacity to observe items, occurrences, and ideas in realistic proportions and unions. 2. the capacity to perceive and understand relative position,...

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

1. Your spouse or other person you have a committed relationship with. 2. A person with a profound influence on your emotional wellbeing and...

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