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CONTINUITY VERSUS DISCONTINUITY OF DEVELOP

the science-based argument over whether or not growth modification is ongoing or consists of interruptions.

CORRELATION

noun. The magnitude of a union between two traits.

CRONBACH'S ALPHA

a record of interior regularity, that being, the variant to which a group of objects touch a sole, one-dimension structure.

CULTURAL SPECIFICITY OF EMOTIONS

the discovery that the facilitators and the displays of feelings vary significantly in individuals of varying cultures and communities.

DAYDREAM

a waking fallacy wherein aware or unaware desires, and at times, fears or worries, are played out in the mind.

ACADEMIC INTELLIGENCE

cognitive abilities that are regarded as being highly imperative to achieve academic success.

ADAPTATION

1. modification of a sense organ to the force or even standard of stimulation, leading to a development where sensorial

ADVENTITIOUS DEAFNESS

a reduction in auditory ability which stems from damage or disease subsequently after a time frame of standard auditory capability

ALLPORT'S PERSONALITY TRAIT THEORY

Gordon W. Allport's doctrine said a person's character traits are the vital points to the individuality and persistence of their

ANDROGYNOUS SEX ROLE

n. a mixture of typically male and typically female sex roles, usually incorporating preferred aspects of both. There may be

APPLIED RESEARCH

research aimed toward answering a practical question, for example, a clinical question, rather than developing a theory or obtaining knowledge

ASSOCIATIONISM

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

ATTRITION

n. dropout or loss of participants during an experiment or during a clinical trial, which may cause imbalance in groups.

AVERSIVE CONDITIONING

the process by which an unwanted behavior is paired with a noxious or unpleasant stimulus, with the intention to reduce

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

n. a measure of what humans and animals are significantly able to attain at a particular point in their development.

BEHAVIORAL BASELINE

n. a state of behavior which is steady in form and frequency. As a constant, it serves as a standard

BEHAVIORAL TERATOLOGY

n. the study of abnormal or impaired behavior due to physiological birth defects. These impairments in behavior are said to

BIOSOCIAL THEORY

in social and behavioral science, refers to an approach which looks into the possibility that a mental illness or personality

BOUNDARY AMBIGUITY

n. a discrepancy observed when the family system is viewed from within by a member and from the outside by

CATALYST

n. any substance which significantly increases the speed of a chemical reaction. It is only required in small amounts compared