A-B DESIGN

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

BIPOLAR

adj. the condition of vacillating between two extreme poles, for instance, that of mania and depression. The term usually applies to affective conditions which...

CULTURE BOUND

depicting outlooks, behaviors, or actions which are the result of a specific society and which aren't frequently observed in other societies or groups.

SELF-ACTUALIZATION

The realisation of what you are capable of. Also called self-realisation. See humanistic psychology; Maslow's Motivational Hierarchy. By doing this, one is unable to...

GLOBAL ASSESSMENT OF FUNCTIONING SCALE (GAF SCALE)

the name of scale that is used to plan treatment and outcomes on Axis V of DSM-IV-TR's system. Reflects levels of psychological, occupational and...

JOHN HENRY EFFECT

an effect in which competitiveness between a control group and an experiment group to rivalry efforts that disturb the experiment.

ANXIOLYTICS

n. a class of medicinal drugs used in the control of anxiety, behavioral agitation, and occasional insomnia. Formerly known as minor tranquilizers, these drugs...

COUNSELING PROCESS

the private procedure therapists and patients participate in when trying to identify, confront, and solve certain issues the patient has in face-to-face interviews.

EXTRANEOUS VARIABLE

is a variable which inadvertantly effects the course of an experiment, specifically the dependent variable, normally without the knowledge of the researchers, but nonetheless...

ABILITY LEVEL

the recorded level of accomplishment an individual reaches

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