K COMPLEX

a brief characteristic of electrical activity recorded from the brain during the early stages of sleep. It may also be associated with nocturnal epileptic...

SOCIOCULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

1. A viewpoint to mental health and health, politics, history and other areas of human experience that emphasises the environmental factors of society and...

TRIPARTITE THEORY OF ATTITUDES

a theory of attitude structure postulating which an outlook is based upon or contains affective, mental, and behavioral elements.

ATTENUATION

1. the lessening or weakening in strength, value, or quality of a stimulus or other factor, for example, a medication acting on symptoms. 2....

FIELD EXPERIMENT

an experiment that is not conducted inside a laboratory but is done outside in the real world setting. Participants are exposed to different levels...

POSTURING

noun. the taking on of an odd or inappropriate bodily position or outlook for an extended period of time. It is often seen in...

MULTIPLE CAUSATION

is the philosophical position which explains that a single cause is unlikely to be the result of a single cause, instead multiple causes are...

PROBABILITY

The likelihood of an event occurring.

RISK FACTOR

Any behavioral, hereditary, environmental, or other consideration which increases the likelihood of developing a disease or disorder, or becoming involved in dangerous situations.

REBOUND EFFECT

An intensification of behavior following a period of repression.

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