ASSOCIATIVE-CHAIN THEORY

in learning theory some types of behavioral psychology (see behaviorism), a theory of how complex behaviors, including some linguistic behaviors, are formed from varying...

ATYPICAL

differing from the norm in some manner - being unusual, unrepresentative, or uncharacteristic in some way.

AVAILABILITY HEURISTIC

n. a common quick strategy for making judgments about the likelihood of occurrence. Typically, the individual bases these judgments on the salience of similar...

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...

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

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