MALADAPTATION

A condition where- biological, psychological, behavioural and/or defence mechanisms are detrimental to the survival and reproduction of a species.

SPLIT-HALF RELIABILITY

the measure of the internal consistency of a test, obtained by correlating responses on one half of the test with responses on the other...

PHARMACOTHERAPY

noun. the remediation of a disorder by the delivery of drugs, in contrast to such methods as psychotherapy, surgery, or complementary and alternative techniques....

SELF-INJURIOUS BEHAVIOR

the intention to harm you.

SAFETY NEEDS

Second tier in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, following physiological requirements for human survival. These needs include personal security (absence of physical threat), financial security...

PILOT STUDY

a preemptive research project modeled to assess and change procedure in readying for a subsequent and more complex research project. Pilot studies are modeled...

AROUSAL REGULATION

the controlling of cognitive and physiological activation using natural or cognitive-behavioral methods. See also autogenic training.

PSYCHOLOGICAL DEFICIT

Any cognitive, emotional or behavioral performance of an individual that is below average.

PSYCHOSOCIAL APPROACH

The emphasis on social and cultural influences in psychological theory, research and practices.

NULL HYPOTHESIS

the statement postulating an experiment will find no variations between the control and experimental states, which is, no union between variants. Statistical tests are...

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