RACIAL IDENTITY

An individual's sense of having their identity defined by belonging to a particular race or ethnic group. The strength of such identity is dependent...

RADICULITIS

The inflammation of a spinal root. Symptoms include loss of sensation and weakness in the body part served by the spinal nerve involved.

RANDOM ERROR

An error that occurs purely by chance.

RANDOMIZED BLOCK DESIGN

A design in research where participants are classified into groups on the basis of an experimenter controlled variable. Participants within each group are then...

RAPE COUNSELING

Professional guidance and support for victims rape and sexual assault. Counseling addresses the trauma of the event and is designed to not only...

RATER

The individual tasked with assigning a rate to another subject.

RATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

An approach in psychology emphasizing philosophy, deductive reasoning and logic as insightful sources into the underlying principles of the mind.

RAYNAUD'S DISEASE

A disorder featuring painful constriction of blood vessels in the extremities, primarily the fingers and toes. It is primarily caused by exposure to...

REACTIVE DEPRESSION

A major depressive episode brought on by an apparent event or situation such as the loss of a job or a relationship. The...

READING LADDER

Advancing a student's reading ability by progressing through a prescribed order of increasingly difficult reading assignments. 2. a list of book titles...

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