MATURATION HYPOTHESIS

is the theory that some behaviours and genetics are hereditary whereas some arise after the full maturation of organs in the body, such as...

BEHAVIOR CONTROL

n. the exercise of influence and authority over human behavior. For instance, undesirable behavior can be redirected through psychological manipulation in the form of...

OVERT BEHAVIOR

behavior which is graphic, that meaning, viewable sans tools or expertise.

ANIMISM

1. a belief that all natural things, for example, volcanoes, clouds, and trees possess living spirits and souls. 2. a belief that spirits that...

ANTISOCIAL AGGRESSION

any deliberate and proactive act of aggression that has socially destructive and undesirable consequences for another person. Compare also prosocial aggression.

DECISIONAL BALANCE

A way to assess positive and negative consequences of choosing a new behaviour.

SOCIOLOGY

the study of the origin, development, form and organisation of a human society.

DISCOUNTING PRINCIPLE

Theory where a cause is given less weight if ther are other causes possible. Compare augmentation principle.

PREDICTIVE VALIDITY

an index of how well a test corresponds to a variant which is gauged in the future, at a time following which the test...

TEMPORARY COMMITMENT

emergency indeliberate hospitalization of a patient with a cognitive disorder for a limited time to observe or treat them.

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