CULTURAL DETERMINISM

the theory or principle that sole and group character trends are generated widely by a chosen society's economic, governmental, societal, and spiritual affiliations and...

CUMULATIVE CONTINUITY

the procedure wherein a person's behaviors generate outcomes which build up in time and help them to progress across life paths.

ACCENTUATION THEORY

Henri Tajfel's concept that points out a tendency to over-emphasize the differences between things belonging to different categories, and likewise, amplify similarities between things...

ADAPTIVE BEHAVIOR

1. the standard of day-after-day functioning in jobs that is needed for someone to satisfy very common positions in their community, such as keeping...

ADVOCACY

noun. conversing or performing on the part of a person or mass of people to support their liberties or illustrate their perspective.

ALTER EGO

1. An additional character or facet of someone which occurs metaphorically as their replacement or advocate, with diverse attributes. 2. a close, encouraging relative...

ANECDOTAL RECORD

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

APPLIED SCIENCE

an approach to science in which scientific principles and theories are applied in practical ways, for example, in the development of an instrument or...

ASSOCIATIONISM

n. the theory that complex mental processes, such as thinking, learning, and memory, can be mainly explained by the associative links that connect ideas,...

ATTRIBUTIONAL STYLE

a person's characteristic tendencies when inferring the cause of behavior or events, that may be based on three dimensions: the internal-external dimension (whether they...

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