BURNOUT

n. a state of extreme physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It is characterized by a decrease in motivation and performance. On the psychological and...

DISORGANIZED BEHAVIOR

Any behaviour that is self contradictory or inconsistent.

MIRROR TECHNIQUE

otherwise known as mirroring, in psychological experiments, one participant is asked to complete an exercise whilst a confederate (fake participant) is asked to copy...

ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR

behavior carried out for the advantage of other people. Selfless behavior consists of a variety of approaches, such as expression of recognition, assistance, and...

GOAL DIFFICULTY

the term that is used to describe the degree of ability, effort and time commitment needed to achieve a certain goal.

VALIDATION

noun. the procedure involved in identifying the correctness of a tool in gauging what it is made to gauge.

PUNISHMENT

A factor in operant conditioning. Basically, the process that makes a certain response to a stimulus less probable. As an example, if a subject...

BEHAVIOR THERAPY

in psychotherapy, refers to a broad method which combines both the psychological and behavior analytical aspects of therapy. In particular, it applies principles such...

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

n. in behavioral medicine, refers to a subspecialty which studies the reciprocal relationship between overall well-being of the person and human behavior. It promotes...

Bipolar 1 Disorder With Psychotic Features

Bipolar 1 disorder is a mood disorder characterized by episodes of mania and episodes of depression. People experiencing a manic episode have excess energy....

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