RESCORLA-WAGNER THEORY

Model of classical conditioning where the speculation is that an animal will learn when there is a discrepancy between what the animal expects to...

RANDOM ACTIVITY

behavior with little or no apparent goal, but could have intrinsic purpose

ROUND WINDOW

Opening in the inner wall of the middle ear which is covered by a thin membrane that compensates for changes in inner ear pressure...

RANK ORDER CORRELATION

A measure of degrees of relationships amongst two variables. The variables must have been placed in ranks.

RED REFLEX

Reddish-orange reflection from the vascular retina observed when the retina is examined with an ophthalmoscope, the absence of which can be indicative of cataracts...

RESEARCH SPORT PSYCHOLOGIST

Psychologist trained in nonclinical aspects of the psychology of human mobility relative to sports. Main focus is the study of efficacy of applied...

RULE-ASSESSMENT APPROACH

Concept which describes intellectual growth with respect to the regulations and progressively more potent tactics children employ to resolve difficulties. See also: adaptive...

REGRESSION IN THE SERVICE OF THE EGO

A versatile avoidance of routine ego function in an effort to gain access to primitive elements (as in primary process), usually related to creative...

RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME

Respiratory disorder occurring in newborn infants wherein the lungs fail to inflate properly because of a lack of natural surfactant which protects alveoli from...

RECOGNITION MEMORY TEST (RMT)

A memory test, consisting of both verbal and nonverbal components, used to determine whether neuropsychological deficiencies exist. Subtests include both word memory and face...

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