PERSONALITY STRUCTURE

the ordering of the personality with regard to its basic elements and their union with one another. Structural theories are broad in nature in...

PSYCHOLOGICAL TEST

A test designed to measure attributes useful to psychologists. These data points include scores for mechanical aptitude, abstract thinking, reasoning skills, personality traits and...

BACKWARD CONDITIONING

refers to a procedure whereby an unconditioned stimulus is consistently presented before a neutral stimulus. This arrangement does not produce a change in the...

LABELING THEORY

Describing an individual as deviant and then treating them as such may result in mental disorder or delinquency also called societal reaction theory and...

SPONTANEOUS REMISSION

the reduction or disappearance of symptoms without any therapeutic intervention, which may be temporary or permanent. It most commonly refers to medical, rather than...

REALITY TESTING

Any means by which an individual is able to clearly asses his or her limitations as they relate to biological, physiological, social or environmental...

BODY MEMORY

n. the ability of the body to store memories unconsciously. It has a sensory recollection of traumatic experiences related to pain, discomfort, tension, and...

DIAGNOSTIC CENTER

A facility able to evaluate a person's condition.

TRUE EXPERIMENT

an analysis wherein involved parties are designated at random to at least two experimentally manipulated remediation conditions.

PARADOXICAL DIRECTIVE

an instruction by a therapy professional toward the client to do exactly the opposite of what common sense would guide one to do in...

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