RATIONAL

1. Having to do with higher thought processes. 2. Based on or agreeing with accepted principles of reasoning. 3. Influenced by reasoning rather than...

CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

a department of psychology which examines likeness and difference in human actions spanning various cultures and recognizes the varying psychological structures and explanatory designs...

SOURCE TRAITS

the factorial theory of personality and is 12 personality traits that underlie and determine the surface traits. See ability trait; dynamic trait; temperament trait....

LIFE REVIEW

the process of reviewing an individuals past performance or handling of a situation, this is mainly observed in adults looking back over decisions they...

RESPONSE SET

Inclination to provide answers to queries in a methodical way, regardless of the content of the question. See also: response style.

INTERGROUP CONFLICT

The term for disagreement or confrontation between two or more groups and their members. This may involve physical violence, interpersonal discord and psychological tension....

PSYCHIATRIC DIAGNOSIS

The diagnosis of a single or combination of mental disorders.

DIRECT AGGRESSION

Aggressive behaviour towards a source of anger or frustration. Compare displaced aggression.

PREDICTIVE VALIDITY

an index of how well a test corresponds to a variant which is gauged in the future, at a time following which the test...

SELF-TERMINATING SEARCH

A search that will end as soon as the target is found. Compare it with the exhaustive search.

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