CONTRARIAN

someone who has a propensity to argue with another person or argue in refute of something, no matter what the accurateness of the subject...

RATIONAL

1. Having to do with higher thought processes. 2. Based on or agreeing with accepted principles of reasoning. 3. Influenced by reasoning rather than...

MIRROR TRANSFERENCE

is used in the treatment of narcissistic personality disorders where a patients grandiose self is reactivated in line with an early phase of their...

REALITY

Philosophically, reality is that whice genuinely exists as opposed to those things that only appear or seem to exist.

MODELING

is a strand of behavioural modelling whereby learning occurs through observation, therefore classed as vicarious learning and then the leaner will reciprocate the behaviour...

DIFFERENTIAL REINFORCEMENT OF LOW RATE (DRI)

Reinforcement when response to stimuli is low. Also called differential reinforcement of long response times.

BASELINE ASSESSMENT

n. a measure of what humans and animals are significantly able to attain at a particular point in their development. Done through test or...

SELF-DETERMINATION THEORY

Emphasises the importance of autonomy and intrinsic motivation to produce a healthy adjustment. This theory emphasize on how a person is actually motivated intrinsically...

SOCIAL AGENCY

These are the agencies that provide health, welfare and rehabilitation services. The aim is to improve quality of life.

MALEVOLENT TRANSFORMATION

is the (sometimes classes as paranoid) feeling that an individual is living with others or in a society in which they can trust no...

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