EXPERIMENTER BIAS

An error occuring from the expectations of the experimenter.

PRESCRIPTION PRIVILEGE

the legal privilege to prescribe drugs and other medicines required for the remediation of medical or cognitive health troubles.

EGO INVOLVEMENT

The extent to whcich we see an attitude object as being important or significant. Also called attitudinal involvement- personal involvement- self reliance. See centarlity...

TARGET POPULATION

the population used for a study.

REINFORCEMENT CONTINGENCY

A positive or negative relationship with the reinforcer; can be attained by building dependencies between the reinforcer and the response, as characteristic ramifications to...

BYSTANDER EFFECT

n. a tendency for people not to get involved or not to offer help in a social situation. Often misunderstood as apathy and selfishness,...

SELF-VERBALIZATION

where we talk to ourselves out loud that can be a cognitive strategy to foster internal self-regulation by a verbally controlling our behaviour. Read...

DISCRIMINATIVE STIMULUS

Operant conditioning. A stimulus that increases the probablity of a response.

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...

FREE-FLOATING ATTENTION

Found in psychoanalysis and in other forms of psychodynamic psychotherapy, the analyst's or therapist's state of evenly suspended attention during the therapeutic session. Also...

Latest news