ANXIOUS DEPRESSION

refers to a major depressive episode accompanied by high levels of anxiety and fear.

ARCHETYPE

1. a perfect or typical example of something or the original model from which other models are supposed to replicate. See also prototype. 2....

ATTITUDE

in social psychology, an enduring and general evaluation or cognitive schema relating to an object, person, group, issue, or concept. Strength and valence can...

AUTONOMIC CONDITIONING

the process describing the achievement of conscious control over autonomic processes (e.g., heart rate) through biofeedback training, meditation, yoga, or some other type of...

BASELINE

n. a line that serves as a basis or reference point for observing behavior. Because this behavioral performance is stable, it is often used...

BEHAVIOR SETTING

n. in environmental psychology, refers to the environment as the setting for observing behavior. This setting, for instance, may include the physical, geographical, and...

BEHAVIORAL MOMENTUM

n. the relationship between how persistent the behavior is and the rate at which this same behavior is reinforced. It describes the activity which...

BIOLOGICAL FACTOR

n. Anything which affects the function and behavior of a living organism. Internally, this factor can be a physical, physiological, chemical, neurological, or genetic...

BOTTOMING OUT

n. a state of hopelessness and despair in which self-esteem and self-image are at their lowest. This comes as a result of life-changing events...

CATEGORICAL DATA

n. types of data which can be counted and divided into groups. Thus, they consist of counts in contrast to that which relates to...

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