SOCIAL PRESSURE

the influence that is exerted on a person or group by another person or group. It includes rational argument, persuasion, conformity and demands. See...

METHOD OF SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATIONS

is a method used primarily in operant conditioning whereby behaviours which are desired are reinforced. Initially, approximate behaviours are reinforced, however, later into the...

SELF-CONFIDENCE

1. Our self-assurance in trusting our abilities, capacities and judgements. 2. the belief that we can meet the demands of a task. To be...

BEHAVIORAL CONSISTENCY

n. the state of being consistent in behavior pattern. As such, an individual is more likely to adhere to the same principles throughout life....

BELIEF SYSTEM

n. a set of beliefs which guide and govern a person's attitude. Usually, it is directed towards a system such as a religion, philosophy,...

MODELING

is a strand of behavioural modelling whereby learning occurs through observation, therefore classed as vicarious learning and then the leaner will reciprocate the behaviour...

PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSOR

A major life influencing event that leads to intense stress so profound that it can contribute to the development or aggravation of an existing...

RESPONSE

Any clearly defined, measurable physical reaction to a stimulus.

BEHAVIORAL CONGRUENCE

n. a consistent state of behavior, meaning there is consistency between the goals, values, and attitudes projected and the actual behavior observed. In personality...

COUNSELING

professional help in handling and processes private problems, such as behavior-related, job-related, marriage, school, rehabilitative, school-based, life-stage, and emotionally rooted problems. The therapist employs...

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