METHODOLOGY

is an umbrella term used to describe any system of methods, collection of principles and rules of a procedure which are used within a...

EPIDEMIOLOGY

The study of the distribution and incidence of diseases and disorders. See incidence- relative risk.

FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTION

the plot of the frequency of occurrence of scores of various sizes that have been arranged from lowest to highest score.

DIRECT COPING

The active and focused confrontation and management of a tressful situation.

PSYCHOANALYST

A specially trained therapist who utilizes Freudian theories and practices to treat mental disorders. In the U.S., psychoanalytically training begins with training as psychiatrists...

ABUSE POTENTIAL

the ability a drug retains to keep someone dependent on it. Such ability is often directly correlated with how the drug is given and...

CAPACITY

n. the maximum extent to which an individual is able to receive and retain information such as in mental or intellectual capacity, or to...

SIGNIFICANT OTHER

1. Your spouse or other person you have a committed relationship with. 2. A person with a profound influence on your emotional wellbeing and...

RECIPROCAL DETERMINISM

An assertion that a reciprocal relation exists among environment, behavior and the individual. That is to say, that instead of the environment being a...

CONTINGENCY CONTRACT

a collectively agreed-upon account between an educator and pupil, a mother or father and kid, or a patient and therapy professional concerning the development...

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