PSYCHOLOGICAL DEFICIT

Any cognitive, emotional or behavioral performance of an individual that is below average.

NEGATIVE REINFORCEMENT

is the removal, prevention or negative reinforcement of a stimulus of a response which will increase the likelihood of that response repeating.

NEGATIVE ADAPTATION

is the gradual loss of feeling or effectiveness due to prolonged stimulation.

CRITERION GROUP

a group examined for characteristics that others belonging to the group are already recognized as having, generally with the intent of assuring a test...

RESERVE CAPACITY

Discrepancy between a subject's maximal ability to perform a given psychological exercise and the actual performance of that exercise.

DECISIONAL BALANCE

A way to assess positive and negative consequences of choosing a new behaviour.

STIGMA

The characteristic of an individual that may develop a socially negative attitude towards the individual. This may be due to social, physical or mental...

BEHAVIORAL SEQUENCE

n. a number or combination of behavioral incidents which are geared towards a specific purpose or outcome. Thus, much of the sequence of activities...

ATHLETIC COPING SKILLS INVENTORY (ACSI)

a common self-report inventory that is used to assess an individual

CONSEQUENCE

noun. A result of behavior in a chosen scenario.

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