DESCRIPTIVE NORMS

The socially determined standards or morms describing how people react , feel and think in any given situation. Compare injunctive norms.

BEHAVIOR THEORY

n. an attempt to explain behavior through generally-accepted principles. The initial assumption is that behavior can be explained and further described using behavioral theories....

SYMPTOM

It is a deviation of what it is considered as normal and it indicates the mental or physical disorder to the person. They should...

SENSITIVITY

1. The capacity to detect and discriminate. 2. The probability that a test gives a positive diagnosis given that a person actually has a...

ORGANIZATIONAL APPROACH

with regard to the study of feelings, a conceptual construct, based upon the general systems theory, stressing the part of feelings as regulators and...

PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS

Social, cultural and environmental influences that affect an individual's or group's mental health and behavior. These may include social situations, relationships, health care and...

CONCEPTUAL DISORGANIZATION

not relevant, digressive, or confused oral proclamations, often consisting of neologisms and stereotypical words or phrases. Considered one of the primary indicators of disorganized...

NEGATIVE STEREOTYPE

is a stereotype (widely held belief) about an individual or group which displays them in a poor light and is normally entirely unrepresentative of...

SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

These are the actions that lead to reproduction and stimulation of sexual organs for satisfaction without conception. It can orientation, courting, sex positions and...

DELUSION OF POVERTY

The belief that a person has when they think they will soon be destitute.

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