BEHAVIOR CHANGE

n. any modification in behavior (mainly human) in public health. The change may happen spontaneously and involuntarily without any intevention, or it may be...

BEHAVIORAL CONTRACT

n. a document which describes in detail the rewards and consequences of agreeing to a new behavior and replacing a former one. In psychotherapy,...

BELIEF SYSTEM

n. a set of beliefs which guide and govern a person's attitude. Usually, it is directed towards a system such as a religion, philosophy,...

BIZARRE BEHAVIOR

adj. a general term for behavior that is out of the ordinary or far from normal. Markedly unusual and unexpected in a person, it...

CAPACITY

n. the maximum extent to which an individual is able to receive and retain information such as in mental or intellectual capacity, or to...

CENTER FOR EPIDEMIOLOGIC STUDIES DEPRESSION SCALE (CES-D)

n. a self-administered screening test which is commonly-used to assess a person's depression quotient. On a 20-item rating scale, this self-report reveals depressive feelings...

CONFIDENTIALITY

noun. A standard of professional values necessitating suppliers of mental or medical healthcare to constrain the revealing of a person's name, their illness, remedial...

CONTEXTUAL ASSOCIATIONS

correlations learned between objects or materials that a living being is exposed to, and the framework wherein exposure happens.

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

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