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.

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...

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...

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.

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...

REACTION FORMATION

The psychoanalytical theory that as a defense mechanism, an individual will respond to unacceptable or threatening unconscious impulses by exhibiting (in their conscious actions)...

RETRIEVAL FAILURE

Incapacity to recall knowledge which is acknowledged to be present within the memory.

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...

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