REPRESENTATIVENESS HEURISTIC

Psychological term in which people judge the probability of a hypothesis by ascertaining how well the hypothesis mimics available data. May result in cognitive...

ROLE AMBIGUITY

Type of role strain which occurs when shared specifications set for an expected role are incomplete to tell the involved individual what is desired...

SECONDARY MOTIVATION

Catalyst constituted by personal or social enticements instead of dominant physiological requirements.

PRIMARY PREVENTION

A regimen of programs and research with the main goal of promoting physical, behavioral and mental health in the nonclinical population.

PSEUDO- PSYCHOLOGICAL

Pseudo-psychological describes a practice or discipline that purports to be based In in real psychology but usually cannot stand up to rigorous review.

PSYCHOLOGY

Originally a philosophy, now recognized as study of the mind represented by various disciplines and research including experimental, biological and cognitive. Psychological research utilizes...

RANK ORDER

The arrangement of a list of distinct items in order of magnitude.

REGULATORY BEHAVIOR

Efforts of organisms which are aimed at achieving physiological balance by maintaining basic, primary needs.

RESEARCH

Scientific or scholarly inquiry by which efforts are made to discover and confirm facts, or to allow investigation of a particular topic.

ROLE REVERSAL

Strategy intended for treatment and instructive reasons wherein someone swaps roles with somebody else, so as to encounter different thinking patterns, emotions, and behavioral...

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