RESTORATIVE ENVIRONMENT

Any surroundings or natural setting which assists in rejuvenation or recovery from tension or chronic fatigue.

SCIENTIFIC EXPLANATION

Reckoning of an event with regards to a recognized group of scientific concepts, details, and assumptions. Standard types of explanation are reductionistic, analyzing phenomena...

PROGNOSIS

In both mental health science and general medicine, a prognosis is a prediction of the future course, duration, severity and likely outcome a a...

PSYCHOLOGICAL COUNSELING

The interaction between therapist and client to explore any cognitive or behavioral disorders may be present in their lives. Information gathered is used to...

PYGMALION EFFECT

An effect caused by the expectations of a superior regarding the performance of their subordinates. It has been called a form of self-fulfilling prophecy....

RECONSTRUCTION

During psychoanalysis, the review and examination of past events which have resulted in current emotional problems. Also, the analytical rebuilding of occurrences that are...

REM SLEEP

Normal stage of sleep, characterized by random, rapid movement of the eyes. Criteria for determining REM sleep include low muscle tone and rapid eye...

RETICULAR ACTIVATING SYSTEM (RAS)

Portion of the reticular formation, believed to play a major role in regulating arousal, alertness, and sleep-wake cycles.

SCIENTIFIC METHOD

Refers to a body of techniques for investigating phenomena, acquiring new knowledge, or correcting and integrating previous knowledge. To be termed scientific, a method...

PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUE

Also known as the projective method, projective technique is any personality assessment process that uses a fixed series of random stimuli in the hopes...

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