NEGATIVE-STATE-RELIEF MODEL

is the theory that helping behaviour is used during times of stress and anxiety to avoid negative moods.

PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

The interaction between therapist and client to explore any cognitive or behavioral disorders may be present in their lives. Information gathered is used to...

CROSS-SITUATIONAL CONSISTENCY

the magnitude to which a psychological trait is expressed in the exact same, or in an operationally equal, way in varying social settings.

ATMOSPHERE EFFECT

1. the tendency for particular behaviors to be stimulated by a particular situation, even when inappropriate or completely pointless - such as gesturing when...

ATTITUDE CHANGE

any alteration in the strength or content of an attitude. This may result from active attempts by others to change the attitude or by...

RESTRAINT

Capacity to impede harmful or objectionable behaviors. Applying discipline measures to arrest violence in patients seeking to harm themselves or others.

INTERVENTION RESEARCH

Activities designed to measure how much better a situation is after modification that is systematic and to measure or has been imposed and the...

FREQUENCY PRINCIPLE

the principle that states that the greater the stimulation intensity, the greater the frequency of nerve impulses elicited. An organisms response will be more...

CONCURRENT THERAPY

1. the employment of two remedies simultaneously. 2. with regard to marriage, couples, or family therapy, the treatment of significant others, relatives, husbands, and...

SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE

1. The acceptance of a person into a group. 2. The absence of social disapproval.

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