FRUSTRATION

1. thwarting of impulses and actions. 2. Emotional state when thwarting happens. 3. Psychoanalytic theory. Damming up of psychic energy which seeks an outlet...

BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

n. a process of studying and evaluating behavior in order to identify problem areas. The procedure also involves observing, reporting, and analyzing behavior patterns...

DIRECTIONALITY PROBLEM

A problem with 2 variables where the cause and effect is not known.

PASSIVE DECEPTION

the withholding of specific data from research-engaged parties, like not making them aware of the entire details of the study. Commonly referred to as...

ACCURACY

noun. 1. with regard to an activity, a performance appraisal, typically centered around the balance of accurate answers. 2. much more, basically, the level...

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,...

SITUATIONAL ATTRIBUTION

1. Attribution theory. The attributes of your behaviour to the external or circumstantial causes. 2. The ascription of an event to causes outside the...

REFLECTION OF FEELING

With the intent of highlighting implicitly expressed attitudes articulated by a subject, statements by counselors or therapists.

APPETITIVE STIMULUS

In positive reinforcement (see positive reinforcement) this represents an unconditioned stimulus that an organism will approach. The effectiveness of this stimulus can be modified...

CONTROL

noun. 1. control, authority, or impact on incidences, behaviors, circumstances, or individuals. 2. the management of all external circumstances and factors in an experiment...

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