BASELINE ASSESSMENT

n. a measure of what humans and animals are significantly able to attain at a particular point in their development. Done through test or...

BEHAVIORAL APPROACH TASK (BAT)

n. a behavioral approach test which is used to assess the level of fear and avoidance for specific situations. The feared situation is usually...

BEHAVIORAL OBSERVATION SCALE (BOS)

n. a method of appraising human behavior against a preferred level of performance. More of a behavior-based measure, it is useful not only in...

BIOSOCIAL THEORY

in social and behavioral science, refers to an approach which looks into the possibility that a mental illness or personality disorder might significantly be...

CAREER COUNSELING

n. consultation with a trained professional on specific goal-setting in order to change or improve the direction of one's career. These counseling sessions are...

CONCEPTUALIZATION

noun. The procedure involved in constructing ideas, specifically those of a theoretical kind, from experience or incorporated information employing cognitive procedures and verbalization.

CONFUSION

noun. A disruption of awareness marked by amazement, a lack of cognitive or behavioral clarity, and confusion for place, individual, and time. Commonly referred...

CONTINGENT REWARD

with regard to behaviorist theory, any societal, representative, or material advantage whose introduction to a person is determined based on that person practicing a...

COST-REWARD ANALYSIS

with regard to social psychology, a design which tries to depict helping behavior with respect to the supports and prices correlated with certain helping...

CRIMINALLY INSANE

depicting an accused person that is deemed to be suffering from cognitive illness or fault which frees then of lawful accountability for the unlawful...

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