PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME (PMS)

an accumulation of psychological and tangible indicators experienced by females during the week before the beginning of menstruation and ceasing within the first couple...

PORTER-LAWLER MODEL OF MOTIVATION

a design of work motivation which incorporates the valence instrumentality predictability theory with other theoretical viewpoints, inclusive of presence, preparedness, and growth theory, equity...

PREVERBAL

Literally "before verbal" preverbal describes how children use sound and action to communicate prior to picking up language.

PROCESSING SPEED INDEX

Used to measure the speed of nonverbal processing using the Wechsler adult intelligence scale.

PERSON IN THE PATIENT

with regard to the psychosomatic approach to therapy, the part of the client

PRICE WATERHOUSE V HOPKINS

The 1989 case decided by the U.S Supreme court. The justices ruled that any decision by an employer to hire someone influenced even...

PERSONNEL TEST

any test utilized in personnel selection, assignment of newly hired or present workers, or employee assessment. Such examinations are inclusive of (i) aptitude examinations,...

PROGRESSIVE-INTERVAL SCHEDULE

A schedule of reinforcement where the presentation of reinforcement is dependent on the first response occurring after a fixed period of time has passed....

SELF-REPORT INVENTORY

questionnaire when people are asked to note how a descriptor applies to them.

SELF-STATEMENT MODIFICATION

a technique to change bad ideas about ourselves that have been uncovered in cognitive behaviour therapy. See self-instructional training.

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