ACTION TENDENCY

a desire to behave in select communicative or important actions that are connected to a particular feeling. For instance, the worry comprises a desire...

ADINAZOLAM

1. a benzodiazepine (a minor tranquilizer) of the triazolobenzo-diazepine category with qualities that protect depression as well as anxiolytic qualities. It presently isn't actually...

AGE EFFECT

1. any sort of modification of emotional or mental operations or performances, based on age, such as escalated conformation during the course of teenage...

ANGER

n. an emotion characterized by hostility and the expression of frustration. The function of this emotion may be cathartic, protective, or designed to remove...

APPLIED RESEARCH

research aimed toward answering a practical question, for example, a clinical question, rather than developing a theory or obtaining knowledge purely for its own...

ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT

an instrument that is typically used in the evaluation of ability, achievement, interests, personality, psychopathology, or some other factor.

ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLE

a person's characteristic tendencies when inferring the cause of behavior or events, that may be based on three dimensions: the internal-external dimension (whether they...

AVERSIVE CONTROL

refers to the use of an aversive outcome, such as punishment or negative reinforcement, to control behavior, and eliminate undesirable behavior.

BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS

n. a school of psychology which applies the principles of behaviorism, namely: theory, methodology, and philosophy. As an approach to psychology, it is largely...

BEHAVIORAL CONTINGENCY

n. that possibility that there may or may not be a relationship between an individual's specific response and the frequency and regularity by which...

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