AUGMENTATION PRINCIPLE

in attribution theory, the principle that if someone performs an action when there are known constraints, his or her motive for acting must be...

POSTPOSITIVISM

noun. 1. the general stance of American psychology since the mid-twentieth century, whenever it stopped being dominated by logical positivism, hypothetical deductive techniques, and...

PERCEPTUAL FIELD

with regard to gestalt psychology, the entirety of the surroundings which someone understands at a specific time- that being, all of the factors of...

ECOBEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT

Assessment used in applied behaviour analysis to measure moment-to-moment effects on specific behaviours.

INTERMITTENT REINFORCEMENT

Used in operant or instrumental conditioning. The name given to any pattern of reinforcement where only some responses are reinforced. Also called partial reinforcement;...

SHORT PORTABLE MENTAL STATUS QUESTIONNAIRE (SPMSQ)

Short portable mental status questionnaire is a short questionnaire that is used to screen older adults for dementia signs and other neurologically based deficits...

RESTRAINT

Capacity to impede harmful or objectionable behaviors. Applying discipline measures to arrest violence in patients seeking to harm themselves or others.

INVARIANT FEATURE

An object that does not change or its characteristic when the object is viewed under different circumstances. Features that are invariant and are unaffected...

REPRESENTATIVENESS HEURISTIC

Psychological term in which people judge the probability of a hypothesis by ascertaining how well the hypothesis mimics available data. May result in cognitive...

MORTALITY SALIENCE

is the cognitive accessibility and process through which an individual considers the inevitability of their own death. This inevitability has been a reason for...

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