BEHAVIORAL BASELINE

n. a state of behavior which is steady in form and frequency. As a constant, it serves as a standard against which to compare...

BEHAVIOR DETERMINANT

n. in psychology, refers to any factor which strongly influences and affects behavior. Whatever, this factor may be, it produces a behavioral effect which...

BASELINE

n. a line that serves as a basis or reference point for observing behavior. Because this behavioral performance is stable, it is often used...

PSYCHOSOCIAL STRESSOR

A major life influencing event that leads to intense stress so profound that it can contribute to the development or aggravation of an existing...

CASE HISTORY

n. a complete record of information containing all data about a patient's medical or psychological condition. It may cover health, family, and social history,...

FUNCTIONALISM

a general psychological approach that views mental life and behavior in terms of active adaptation to environmental challenges and opportunities. Developed at Chicago university...

PHYSIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

assessment of the functioning state of the body, an organ, or a tissue, inclusive of chemical and physical aspects and procedures.

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....

EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

The reassurance, encouragement and understanding we give or receive to a person.

DYADIC RELATIONSHIP

1. A committed 2 person relationship. 2. Relationship between therapist and client.

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