FAMILY THERAPY

involves the whole family becoming involved in the counselling process, instead of focussed efforts looking at a single individual, indeed, counsellors will attempt to...

FOLLOW-UP STUDY

the study undertaken to see if the short term effects of a therapy will continue after a certain period of time. It is to...

FRUSTRATIVE NONREWARD HYPOTHESIS

a proposition that consistently withholding reinforcement of responses during operant or instrumental conditioning leads to an internal state of frustration manifested in a variety...

GAME THEORY

model or paradigm used to understand the dynamics associated with personal conflict. Often used in theoretical modelling and empirical studies.

GOAL SPECIFICITY

a term used to describe the degree that the target behavior of a goal is defined.

INTERPERSONAL SKILL

The aptitude enabling a person to be able to carry on effective relationships with others such as an ability to cooperate, communicate thought and...

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...

LATENT CONTENT

1. Hidden meaning in communication 2. Unconscious wishes expressed through dream or fantasy in symbolic representation as part of psychoanalytic theory.

FATIGUE

is a medical term which is used to describe a period of extreme tiredness, as a result of emotional strain, physical exertion, boredom or...

FOOD FADDISM

the dietary practice based on exaggerated and often incorrect beliefs about the effects of food or nutrition on health, particularly for the prevention or...

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