MALADAPTATION

A condition where- biological, psychological, behavioural and/or defence mechanisms are detrimental to the survival and reproduction of a species.

LEARNING

the process through which we acquire new information or build on information previously learnt.

CONSEQUENCE

noun. A result of behavior in a chosen scenario.

SELF-UNDERSTANDING

Attain the insight into your attitudes, motives, defences, reactions, weaknesses and strengths. Also called self-awareness.

ASSESSMENT

1. in general, refers to the judgment of the quality, worth, importance, or value of something or someone. 2. may be used as a...

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...

DISEASE MODEL

A theory concerned with the cause and course of a pathological condition or process.

SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL TRAINING

Cognitive behaviour therapy aiming to modify maladaptive beliefs and to develop new skills. See self-statement training. This training is not dependent to any other...

RAPPORT

Rapport is not only a warm, relaxed relationship between individuals, it is a goal of a therapist with regards to his or her client....

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...

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