FAMILY COUNSELING

is one of the various types of counselling whereby parents, or even other family members, work with trained individual's such as social workers, psychologists...

FOCUS GROUP

group of about 12 people with common characteristics who have been selected to discuss a topic. A leader starts the discussion and keeps it...

FRIENDSHIP NETWORK

the term that is applied to the interconnected relationships among a group of friends who provide social and emotional support for each other.

FUTURE ORIENTATION

a time perspective that is focused on the future, especially on how to achieve your future goals.

GOAL DIFFICULTY

the term that is used to describe the degree of ability, effort and time commitment needed to achieve a certain goal.

INTERMITTENT REINFORCEMENT

Used in operant or instrumental conditioning. The name given to any pattern of reinforcement where only some responses are reinforced. Also called partial reinforcement;...

INTERVIEWER EFFECTS

An interviewers attributes and the influence and behaviours on the answers of a respondant. The appearance, demeanor, training, age, sex of the interviewer, and...

ITEM VALIDITY

In a test or experiment the extent to which an individual item measures what it purports to measure.

FAMILY THERAPY

involves the whole family becoming involved in the counselling process, instead of focussed efforts looking at a single individual, indeed, counsellors will attempt to...

FOLIE A TROIS

Another shared psychotic disorder where 3 people in the same family share the same or similar delusions. French for triple insanity.

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