GOAL-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR

Behavior oriented toward attaining a particular goal. Identified by observing that the animal or person ceases search behaviour and engages in detour behaviour when...

INTERPRETATION

Psychotherapy. Explanation by therapist ion terms meaningful to the person and their issues, behaviours or feelings. Made along the lines of conceptual framework or...

IRRATIONAL BELIEF

or cognitive distortion is an illogical, erroneous or distorted idea, firmly held despite objective contradictory evidence. This was attributed to U.S. Psychologist Albert Ellis...

LATENT INHIBITION

The impedance of Pavlovian conditioning resulting from prior exposures with a conditioned stimulus before being paired with an unconditioned stimulus.

FECHNER'S LAW

a law that relates subjective experience to changes in stimulus intensity. This psychophysical formula proposes that the sensation experienced is proportional to the logarithm...

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

This involves the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations involving the law or legal systems that are criminal and civil. It includes...

FULLY FUNCTIONING PERSON

a person with a healthy personality, who experiences freedom of choice and action, is creative, exhibits the qualities of existential living. Defined in the...

GELASMUS

the spasmodic laughter of people with certain psychogenic disorders and brain diseases. It is a psychomotor seizure and is called gelastic epilepsy.

GROUP

1. Collection of people. 2. Social psychology. 2 or more people influencing each other. Also called social group. 3. organised collection of animals. 4....

INTERRUPTED-TIME-SERIES DESIGN

Experimental de-sign with an intervention and the effects of it are compared and evaluated with an outcome that is measured and obtained at several...

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