MANNERISM

a habitual facial expression or movement classed as characteristic of an individual.

GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR

Behavior oriented toward attaining a particular goal. Identified by observing that the animal or person ceases search behaviour and engages in detour behaviour when...

SCHEDULE OF REINFORCEMENT

Any type of guideline used in conditioning which outlines which responses will be reinforced. Also known as: reinforcement schedule. See also: reinforcement.

INVERTED-U HYPOTHESIS

Performance and motivation and the proposed correlation between them, the performance is poorest when motivation or arousal at very high or low states. It...

INVOLUNTARY CIVIL COMMITMENT

A mental facility where an individual is kept against his or her wishes. Individuals are committed in this way, it has to be established...

ACCESSIBILITY

noun. Open, receptive, approachable

FRUSTRATION

1. thwarting of impulses and actions. 2. Emotional state when thwarting happens. 3. Psychoanalytic theory. Damming up of psychic energy which seeks an outlet...

COUNTERTRANSFERENCE

noun. The therapy professional's unaware responses to the client and to the client's transference. These ideas and emotions are based upon the professional's own...

SELF-CONCEPT

The conception and evaluation of yourself which includes physical, psychological skills and qualities which make us who we are. Also called self-appraisal; self-assessment; self-evaluation....

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,...

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