EXTRANEOUS VARIABLE

is a variable which inadvertantly effects the course of an experiment, specifically the dependent variable, normally without the knowledge of the researchers, but nonetheless...

FECHNER'S LAW

a law that relates subjective experience to changes in stimulus intensity. This psychophysical formula proposes that the sensation experienced is proportional to the logarithm...

FOOD FADDISM

the dietary practice based on exaggerated and often incorrect beliefs about the effects of food or nutrition on health, particularly for the prevention or...

FRUSTRATIVE NONREWARD HYPOTHESIS

a proposition that consistently withholding reinforcement of responses during operant or instrumental conditioning leads to an internal state of frustration manifested in a variety...

GANSER SYNDROME

Condition seen in mental hospitals and prisons where a dissociative state occurs from the unconscious effort to flee from an intolerable setting. It is...

GROUP CLIMATE

the relative degree of acceptance, tolerance and freedom of expression that is a feature of the relationships within a counselling or therapy group. Can...

INTERPERSONAL

the term that deals with the actions, events and feelings that exists between 2 or more people.

INTRINSIC REINFORCER

A response that produces a reinforcer that is naturally related to it. For example a natural sound is produced when you blow on a...

KIRTON ADAPTION-INNOVATION INVENTORY (KAI)

It is designed to measure creativity, cognitive style and the degree to which individuals are adaptive, innovative or a range of both in their...

EXTRAPUNITIVE

with respect to reactive measures, can be actions which are directed at an individual who is perceived to be the source of another individual's...

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