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...

ANXIETY

a mood state characterized by worry, apprehension, and somatic symptoms. Similar to the tension caused when an individual anticipates impending danger, catastrophe, or misfortune....

AROUSAL REGULATION

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

ATTITUDE CHANGE

any alteration in the strength or content of an attitude. This may result from active attempts by others to change the attitude or by...

AUTOCENTRIC

completely centered on or within the self. Compare with allocentric.

AWFULIZING

n. refers to an irrational and dramatic thought pattern, characterized by the tendency to overestimate the potential seriousness or negative consequences of events, situations,...

BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION

n. the use of behavior change techniques to increase the frequency of adaptive behavior and decrease that of maladaptive behavior. It also makes use...

BEHAVIORAL DYNAMICS

n. a descriptive analysis of the internal behavior patterns which motivate or cause the overt, external behavior. There is a dynamic relationship between behavior...

BELIEF SYSTEM

n. a set of beliefs which guide and govern a person's attitude. Usually, it is directed towards a system such as a religion, philosophy,...

BODY LANGUAGE

n. the language spoken by the body in terms of facial expressions, hand gestures, posture, and other body movements. Using non-verbal communication, they express...

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