BIOSOCIAL THEORY

in social and behavioral science, refers to an approach which looks into the possibility that a mental illness or personality disorder might significantly be...

CANNIBALISM

n. the uncontrollable urge to consume human flesh. Pathological in nature, this urge to devour a fellow human being is observed in patients with...

BEHAVIORAL HOMEOSTASIS

The tendecy of an organism to maintain equilibrium by behavioural processes. See homeostasis.

CONDITIONED INHIBITION

the diminishment of a conditioned reaction which happens upon surfacing of a stimulant that has prior been experienced in various situations.

CONSEQUATE

verb. To happen as an outcome of a reaction. If the reaction comes to be more likely, consequence is assumed to have turned out...

CONVERGENT VALIDITY

a type of construct validity based upon the level to which the gauging tool being examined shows vast involvement with conceptually similar tools.

COUNTERATTITUDINAL BEHAVIOR

actions which do not align with an outlook.

CROSS-SITUATIONAL CONSISTENCY

the magnitude to which a psychological trait is expressed in the exact same, or in an operationally equal, way in varying social settings.

A-B DESIGN

a setup for experiments requiring the measurement of the dependent variable prior to onset of the experiment and again after it.

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