TYPOLOGY

noun. any study of a specific classification of phenomena into categories based upon typical traits of a personality.

Collectivist and Individualist Cultures

Collectivist cultures tend to use an authoritarian parenting style to instill cultural values or beliefs in the children. On the other hand, individualist cultures...

SOCIAL SKILLS

These are the skills that allow a person to interact and to act appropriately in given social contexts. The skills include assertiveness, coping, communication...

PEAK SHIFT

1. a phenomenon, observed in stimulus generalization, which takes place after discrimination training comprising two stimulants across a typical dimension. The peak of the...

AVOIDANCE

refers to the practice or an instance of keeping away from particular situations, activities, environments, individuals, things, or subjects of thought because of either...

INTEREST TEST

an inventory where the person is asked to express their likes and dislikes for a range of different activities and attitudes. They are compared...

DIRECT COPING

The active and focused confrontation and management of a tressful situation.

REACTANCE THEORY

The theory describing a motivational state consisting of distress, anxiety and desire to restore freedoms taken away when an individual responds to a perceived...

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...

SHALLOW AFFECT

impairment in ability to react emotionally, even in times of intense feeling. See flat affect.

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