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...

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...

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...

RATIONAL SOUL

The rational soul is a term used by Greek philosopher Aristotle. It described the human soul. A rational soul has the capacity for rational...

RECOGNITION

A sense of familiarity when encountering people, events or objects that have previously been encountered. It also pertains to material learned in the past.

RELATIONSHIP

Particular type of connection between two or more entities or phenomena. A binding, usually continuous association between individuals wherein one has some influence on...

REACTANCE THEORY

The theory describing a motivational state consisting of distress, anxiety and desire to restore freedoms taken away when an individual responds to a perceived...

RESPONSE

Any clearly defined, measurable physical reaction to a stimulus.

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...

RATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

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

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