ARCHIVAL RESEARCH

the use of books, journals, documents, data sets, manuscripts, and other records or cultural artifacts in scientific research, that do not pertain to current...

ATTITUDE

in social psychology, an enduring and general evaluation or cognitive schema relating to an object, person, group, issue, or concept. Strength and valence can...

AUTOSHAPING

n. a method of shaping a behavior using rewards only elicited by responses. It is most commonly used with pigeons and other animals. Signals...

BEHAVIOR

n. an action, activity, or process which can be observed and measured. Often, these actions, activities, and processes are initiated in response to stimuli...

BEHAVIORAL COACHING

n. a process in which a client is taught, trained, and guided towards learning a new behavior. The role of the coach is to...

BEHAVIORAL RISK FACTOR

n. any particular behavior or behavior pattern which strongly yet adversely affects health. It increases the chances of developing a disease, disability, or syndrome....

BIPOLAR

adj. the condition of vacillating between two extreme poles, for instance, that of mania and depression. The term usually applies to affective conditions which...

CASE STUDY

n. an in-depth assessment and investigation conducted on a target individual, family unit, or social group. It requires a researcher to collect multiple types...

BIOLOGICAL THERAPY

Treatment for mental disorders that try to alter physiological function.

CONFOUNDS

noun. factors that fluctuate with the independent variable and whose affects on the dependent variable are subsequently hard to distinguish through empirical observation from...

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