FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

This involves the application of psychological principles and techniques to situations involving the law or legal systems that are criminal and civil. It includes...

MULTIPLE HURDLE MODEL OF SELECTION

is a battery of selection test typically employed when someone is applying for a position, they must pass each station before they are then...

SELF-FOCUS

1. An ability a person has to direct conscious attention on themselves, thoughts, desires and emotions. 2. A person's ability to analyse and evaluate...

SUCCESSIVE DISCRIMINATION

Used in conditioning behaviour this is a discrimination between stimuli presented one after the other.

EXTRINSIC REINFORCER

is the binary opposite to an intrinsic reinforcer. An extrinsic reinforcer is directly related to the reward which stems from it. For example, in...

BUTTERFLY EFFECT

a term which describes nonlinear causal relationships, in the way that the fluttering of a butterfly's wings in one side of the world causes...

MESSAGE-LEARNING APPROACH

first proposed by U.S. psychologist Carl I. Hovland (1912 - 1961) which implies that a change in attitude can be likened to a message...

SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL

the retreat from society and interpersonal relationships that can be accompanied by in difference and aloofment. It can be associated with several disorders such...

UTILIZATION REVIEW (UR)

an official review of the need and quality of services rendered inside a hospital or clinic or via an individual care provider. Conducted by...

OPENNESS TO EXPERIENCE

a dimension of the big five personality model and the five-factor personality model which references single variants in the propensity to be open to...

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