REPLACEMENT THERAPY

Procedure in which natural or synthetic replacement substances are replaced in a subject who lacks those substances. Procedure in which abnormal thoughts and...

REVERSIBILITY

Possibly being expressed in terms of negation or compensation, a mental process which allows the reversal of a chain of events or restoration of...

REPETITION-COMPULSION

A psychoanalytic term for the tendency to repeat past behavior and, more narrowly, to relive disturbing experiences.Freud viewed repetition-compulsion as an unconscious, instinctual impulse...

RAPPORT

Rapport is not only a warm, relaxed relationship between individuals, it is a goal of a therapist with regards to his or her client....

RANDOMIZED-GROUP DESIGN

A design used in experimentation in which the subjects are randomly assigned to either a control group or experimental group without matching on certain...

REMINISCENCE THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE

A theory propounded by Greek philosopher Plato (circa 429-347 BCE) which states that all knowledge must originate in a hypothetical existence before birth, wherein...

RISK FACTOR

Any behavioral, hereditary, environmental, or other consideration which increases the likelihood of developing a disease or disorder, or becoming involved in dangerous situations.

ROSENZWEIG PICTURE-FRUSTRATION STUDY (P-F)

A projective test which assesses patterns of reaction to typical stress situations.It is an all-too-obvious fact that frustrating experiences are a common feature of...

REINFORCEMENT CONTINGENCY

A positive or negative relationship with the reinforcer; can be attained by building dependencies between the reinforcer and the response, as characteristic ramifications to...

ROLE DIFFERENTIATION

In communities or various other social models, the steady rise in the quantity of tasks and decline in the range of those tasks which...

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