AUTOSTEREOTYPING

n. refers to the incorporation of stereotypes about the groups one belongs to into one's own self-concept. Also known as self-stereotyping. See also group...

BASAL MENTAL AGE

n. level of mental age at which all items in a standardized intelligence test can be passed. Specifically, it applies the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale....

BEHAVIOR THEORY

n. an attempt to explain behavior through generally-accepted principles. The initial assumption is that behavior can be explained and further described using behavioral theories....

BEHAVIORAL PLASTICITY

n. the capacity and degree to which human behavior can be altered by environmental factors such as learning and social experience. In theory, a...

BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

n. the science which integrates that area of overlap between biology and psychology. It studies the reciprocal relationship between the underlying physiological events which...

BODY ESTEEM

n. the level and degree of positiveness which an individual clearly attributes to his or her own body. It is also the importance once...

CAREER CONFERENCE

n. a vocational meeting sponsored by schools, colleges, and universities. It is an opportunity for students to meet representatives of different occcupational fields. The...

BIOSOCIAL THEORY

Biosocial theories tell us about the impact of intellectual, emotional, social and biological influences in people. One theory cannot support the emotional, cognitive and...

CONFIRMATORY RESEARCH

studies undertaken with the objective of being able to challenge particular predetermined hypotheses.

CONTAINMENT

noun. with regard to objects relation theory, the idea that either the maternal party or the examiner facilitates development and relieves worries by maintaining...

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