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BASIC RESEARCH

n. a research study done purely for science and knowledge without necessarily being directed at a goal or attempting to

BEHAVIORAL ENDOCRINOLOGY

n. the study of the endocrine system in relation to behavior. There is a relationship between how hormones are secreted

BIPOLAR

adj. the condition of vacillating between two extreme poles, for instance, that of mania and depression. The term usually applies

CAUSALITY

n. in philosophy, refers to the concept that all events occur through causes, and that these same events are a

CONFRONTATION

an assertion or aggressive difference. 2. the activity involved in openly confronting, or being motivated or mandated to confront, a

CORRELATION

noun. The magnitude of a union between two traits.

CROSS-SECTIONAL DESIGN

a trial and error model wherein people of carrying ages or growth stages are compared to one another.

ABILITY LEVEL

the recorded level of accomplishment an individual reaches

ADDICTION

a place of being physically or psychologically dependent upon substances such as drugs and alcohol. Commonly referred to as substance

ANECDOTAL RECORD

a factual written record of a person's conduct, based on succinct, spontaneous, and descriptive observations made by an onlooker. This

ATHLETIC COPING SKILLS INVENTORY (ACSI)

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

BASIC REST-ACTIVITY CYCLE (BRAC)

n. a biological cycle which alternates between periods of wakefulness and sleep - or in other words, activity and non-activity.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

n. in behavioral medicine, refers to a subspecialty which studies the reciprocal relationship between overall well-being of the person and

BLANK SCREEN

n. in psychoanalysis, refers to a figurative screen upon which a patient tries to project his or her innermost feelings

CAUSATION

n. an empirical relationship which exists between two events which can be summed up as one event (the cause) bringing

CONGRUENCE

noun. 1. basically, joint consent, unity, or acclimation with others. 2. with regard to the phenomenological personality theory of Carl

CORRELATIONAL STUDY

an examination of the union between at least two variants.

CROSS-SITUATIONAL CONSISTENCY

the magnitude to which a psychological trait is expressed in the exact same, or in an operationally equal, way in

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after