DISCRIMINATIVE STIMULUS

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

SOCIAL DISAPPROVAL

the rejection and condemnation of a person for an action or behaviour the group sees as wrong. Compare social approval.

EXPERIMENTAL GROUP

The group or participants exposed to the variable.

MENTAL HEALTH

is defined by the World Health Organisation as: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease.

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Intelligence involving the ability to process emotional information. See quotient.

STIMULATION

1. The act of increasing levels of activity. 2. Part of perception. See stimulus.

FUNCTION

1. Use or purpose of a thing. 2. Biology. Action of an organism contributing to its fitness. 3. Mathematical procedure relating to quantity and...

CRITERION GROUP

a group examined for characteristics that others belonging to the group are already recognized as having, generally with the intent of assuring a test...

PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR

An action that is constructive, positive and beneficial to society as a whole. Prosocial behavior can benefit a single individual or a group.

CONNECTIONISM

postulated by Edward I. Thorndike, the idea that learning consists of the obtaining of unbiased correlations between reaction and stimulant.

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