ROOTING REFLEX

Reflex of a newborn whereby a stimulus (a light touch with a nipple or finger) in the area of the corner of the mouth...

R-TECHNIQUE FACTOR ANALYSIS

Component evaluation of an association matrix wherein changeable quantities are interconnected; or rather, associations between the factors themselves are analyzed.

REACTIVE AGGRESSION

A physical act committed with little consideration of the consequences. Generally the act is associated with intent to harm and can be precipitated by...

RECIPROCAL INNERVATION

A principle in motor neuron activity maintaining that when one set of muscles receives a signal for reflexive response, the antagonistic muscle set receives...

RELATEDNESS

Reciprocity of factors like trust and empathy between two or more individuals in a relationship.

RELATIONAL LEARNING

Understanding how to differentiate between stimuli using relational properties rather than absolute properties.

REASONING

Logical processes of an inductive or deductive nature used to draw a conclusion from fact or premise. 2. The sequential set of arguments used...

ROUGH-AND-TUMBLE PLAY (R K T PLAY)

Energetic type of locomotion or playing, including chasing, grappling, and horseplay, which is common in childhood and identified more often with boys in comparison...

RECEPTIVE APHASIA

An aphasia characterized by the inability to understand words, signs or gestures. The sufferer may hear words or see words but simply cannot...

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...

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