RAYNAUD’S DISEASE

A psychophysiologic disorder of the circulatory system involving blanching, swelling and /or cyanosis (blue appearance due to a lack of oxygen) of the fingers...

REACTION TIME (Response Latency)

The time between the onset of a stimulus and the start of an overt response.Reaction time, or RT, is a measurement of the speed...

READABILITY RESEARCH

The analysis or measurement of written material in terms of level of difficulty or other characteristics such as human interest The major object of...

READINESS TESTS

Tests designed to predict how well an individual is prepared to profit from instruction in a particular field.Readiness tests are confined largely to reading...

READING DISABILITY (Paralexia, Dyslexia)

A general term applying to all cases in which a child’s reading skill is one or more years behind his intellectual development.Children with reading...

RECONSTRUCTIVE THERAPY

A general term for psychiatric treatment methods aimed at relieving emotional disturbance by altering the patient’s basic personality structure.Reconstructive therapy is contrasted with supportive...

RE-EDUCATION

A form or stage of psychologial treatment in which the patient is taught—or, better, given an opportunity to learn for himself—more effective ways of...

REGRESSION

The unconscious defense mechanism of reverting to immature behavior.When threatened with external problems or internal conflicts which they cannot cope with, some individuals return...

REHABILITATION (Psychiatric)

Rehabilitation may be defined as the process of helping an individual who has had a physical or mental disorder to participate in society to...

REINFORCEMENT (Reward and Punishment)

Any procedure that increases the strength of a conditioning or other learning process.The concept of reinforcement has different meanings in classical and operant conditioning....

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